Labial frenum is a little fold of tissue or muscle that is found between the upper front teeth that attaches the lips to the gums. In cases that the attachment is too high, it causes spacing or diastema of the front teeth.
Frenectomy is done to correct the muscle attachment by removing a part of the tissue and reposition it to its ideal anatomical position.
Frenum attachment can also be found on the lingual area where it connects the tongue and the gums on lower front teeth.In abnormal cases that the frenum is too large, it limits the tongue movement and interferes with speech.
A frenectomy may take several weeks to heal completely. The patient to ensure faster healing process should practice proper oral care maintenance.