Children, and occasionally adults may have problems with the mobility of their tongues or other oral tissues. If that is the case for you or your child, talk to our dentist, Dr. Asad Ahsan about a frenectomy in McKinney, Texas, to restore the natural range of motion and normal functions of your mouth. To find out more about this procedure, contact Vital Dental in McKinney, Texas, to plan your visit.
The frenulum is very small piece of connective tissue found in your mouth. If the frenulum is causing you problems with various oral functions including speaking, you might benefit from a frenectomy. There are two types of frenectomies. The first is called a lingual frenectomy. This involves removing the frenulum that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The dentist may recommend this procedure if the frenulum is too short, or thick. This condition is called ankyloglossia and is also known as tongue tie. This problem can affect your ability to eat and speak effectively.
A labial frenectomy removes the frenulum that attaches your upper lip to your gums. The dentist may perform a labial frenectomy to prevent a gap in your front teeth or gum recession, or to make it easier for you to wear dentures.
A frenectomy is a simple procedure that is completed in a single visit to our office. If you or your child experience problems eating or speaking, or if you would just like an examination, feel free to contact us for a consultation.