The “frenum” refers to a piece of soft skin tissue connected to the lips and gums. If the frenum is too short or too tight, it can interfere with breastfeeding, swallowing, or speech. It can also hinder dental development and makes it hard to fully clean the gums and front teeth.
With a simple laser procedure, we can remove this connective tissue. The procedure is minimally invasive, mildly painful and quick to heal.
Two Types of Frenectomy Procedures
“Tongue Tie” The lingual frenum connects your tongue to your mouth. If you touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth, you can probably feel the lingual frenum stretching underneath your tongue.
“Lip Tie’ The labial frenum connects your top lip to the gum area right above your front teeth. A maxillary frenectomy can give the upper lip more mobility.
Dr. Puryear has advanced training in the area of Pediatric Airway Treatments. He can diagnose with confidence, and treat with procedures and therapies for positive results for your child. Learn more about Dr. Puryear.