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Frenectomy Q&A

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What is a frenectomy?

Frenectomy is a surgical procedure which involves the removal of frenum, a thin band of fibrous tissue covered with mucosa. Labial frenum can be found when you lift your upper lips and it connects the center of your upper lip to the gum tissues between your two front teeth. Lingual frenum is found extending from the floor of the mouth to the midline of your tongue. Continue reading

Tongue Tie? Unable to speak Properly? Find Out Why And How to Correct It.

Tongue-tie is also known as Ankyloglossia. It is a condition in which the lingual frenulum is either too short or forwardly placed limiting the movement of the tongue. Reports of partial tongue-tie affecting several generations., suggest a possible genetic basis for the minor variation in the attachment of genioglossus muscle. It may be traumatic or congenital.

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