Frenectomy is a simple surgical procedure which involves removal of the frenulum. Frenulum is a thin fold of tissue that is attached to an organ in the body. Frenectomy is usually done to correct any medical complications that arise due to excessive frenulum tissue in the body. The most common frenectomy is Oral Frenectomy, which is done in the dentist's clinic. The frenulum tissue is majorly found in 2 places in the mouth, under the tongue and under the center of the upper lip.
When the frenulum tissue starts to interfere with the development of mouth.
There are 2 ways to diagnose the situation:
Apart from being found in the mouth, the frenulum tissue is also found in other body parts such as the brain, digestive tract and even external genitalia. However, it is very rare that any kind of surgical removal of this tissue is performed in these parts of the body.
There are 2 types of Frenectomy namely, Lingual Frenectomy and Labial Frenectomy.
Frenectomy is a fairly safe and quick surgical method and takes not more than 20 minutes. A dental surgeon might use a scalpel or even laser to perform frenectomy. It has almost no complications and side-effects when compared to most other surgical procedures. Local anesthesia is generally administered during this surgery. However, the surgeon might want to administer a general anesthesia in case of younger kids.