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Lip and tongue frenum surgery (frenectomy)

Sometimes misalignment of teeth is not just because the jaw space is too small for growth. In some cases, it is the different and soft tissues of the mouth that are the main cause of the disorder in the growth and irregularity of the teeth. This problem can be solved by frenectomy surgery. In the following, we will tell you how to operate and care after the operation in the best Canadian dentistry.

What is frenectomy surgery?

There are different tissues inside the mouth, one of these tissues is in the form of muscle tissue and it is called frenum. Frenum tissue is around the gums and teeth and in some cases between the cheek and lip. The existence of this disorder causes problems in the growth of front teeth.

Frenum exists in two forms: lingual and labial:

In the type of lingual frenum, the movement of the tongue is restricted and it causes a disturbance in the person’s speech. Also, brushing and flossing are also problematic. In the labial frenum, there is a gap between the front teeth. In some cases, the accumulation of plaque and food is one of the biggest damages to this area, and frenectomy surgery is used to fix it.

What is the operation of frenectomy?

In frenectomy surgery, the patient’s mouth is opened first with local anesthesia and then a laser is used. The tissue strip (labial or lingual) is removed and the remaining tissues are connected to the corresponding area. Finally, the frenectomy operation is finished with suturing. In this method, after the work is finished, the operated part becomes a blood clot and prevents bleeding. After the surgery, the patient should use soft foods and after a week to 10 days, go to the doctor for re-examination and check-up.

Advantages of lip frenectomy

  • Improve speaking ability
  • Improve eating status
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Improving oral hygiene

Advantages of tongue frenectomy

  • Improving the position of the teeth on each other
  • Improving the performance of dentures
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Improving the smile line and eliminating the distance between the teeth
  • Reducing discomfort in the mouth

Caregivers after frenectomy

Frenectomy requires care like any other operation. The surgical area, like other wounds, has bleeding, and you can absorb the blood from the wound with a piece of gauze. Keeping the wound clean and hygienic is very important. See a doctor in case of abnormal symptoms.



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