Understanding the Frenectomy
A frenectomy addresses the issues caused by restrictive frenum—the tiny bands of tissue connecting the lips to the gums or the tongue to the floor of the mouth. When these bands are too short or tight, they can lead to various challenges. For instance, a tongue tie can restrict the tongue’s movement, impacting speech and eating, while a lip tie might cause a gap between teeth or issues with proper oral hygiene.
By correcting these ties, a frenectomy can significantly enhance one’s quality of life, making daily activities like speaking, eating, and maintaining oral hygiene much easier and more comfortable. Furthermore, overcoming these physical barriers can also alleviate potential self-esteem issues or social anxiety associated with speech or appearance concerns.