The frenectomy itself is a simple and quick procedure, and we can typically complete it in just one visit to our practice. We will make sure you or your child is comfortable during the entire process, and we will also give you detailed instructions after to help you heal properly.

What is a frenectomy?

A frenulum is a small piece of tissue that connects a part of your mouth to another part. The two most common types that patients have problems with are the lingual frenulum, which connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, and the labial frenulum, which connects the top lip to the gums. If these tissues are too short or thick, they can make chewing, eating and speaking difficult, as well as contributing to gum recession, a gap between the front teeth or problems for denture wearers. A frenectomy gently removes the frenulum to alleviate these problems and allow you to enjoy these activities without discomfort.

We welcome you to call Greensboro Perio today at 336-379-8377 for more information about frenectomies in Greensboro, North Carolina, and to schedule your next appointment with our periodontists, Dr. Luis Benitez and Dr. Veronica Longville.