• Dr Changjie Guo

Maxillary Labial Frenectomy


A frenum is the attachment between the gum and some moving soft tissue part of the mouth - typically the tongue (lingual frenum) or the lip (labial frenum).

Sometimes this is contributing to a problem with the gums or the alignment of the teeth - particularly when the frenum is attached to the gum right at the level where the teeth emerge. Maxillary labial frenum is capable of creating a diastema and recession, affecting aesthetics.

Frenectomy

The most common reason for frenectomy is orthodontic treatment, sometimes for dentures. In this case, the gap between teeth had already started closing after surgery.

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