A frenulum is a crease that connects the upper and lower lips with the gums and the lower side of the tongue with the bottom of the oral cavity. Usually frenulum does not cause any problems because it is a normal soft tissue structure in the oral cavity, however, if thickened or shortened it can have a big impact on the position of the teeth and the pulling of the gums. When the language frenulum is shortened, it can even affect speech and impede and / or impede the normal range of language mobility.
In the case of a solid, thickening frenulum that is low on the gums, we often see the presence of gaps between the upper central incisors. This gap (which is expertly called a diastema) can be closed with orthodontic therapy, however, if the frenulum is not released, a gap between the teeth can occur again. Sometimes a solid and short frenulum causes the gums to recede, and a black triangle appears between adjacent teeth, which should normally be filled with gums, and even the root of the tooth may be exposed as a result of the withdrawal.
There is no bleeding during the procedure and it is completely PAINFUL because it is performed with local anesthesia. Recovery is fast, with a little more caution when brushing around the treated area itself. Frenulectomy is usually performed for orthodontic reasons, except for prosthetic reasons. Namely, in children with diastema between the upper units, it is necessary for easier closure of it during orthodontic therapy.