Removal of the frenum (a thin cord of tissue that attaches the upper or lower lips to the gum, or the tongue to the floor of the mouth). Frenectomy maybe required when the frenal attachments cause gum recession, interfere with dentures or render a patient tongue-tied causing them to lisp.
Having a tissue attachment clipped and attached at a new position. Upper midline frenectomy is frequently done to reduce a thick upper lip attachment to front gums and minimizes the tendency for relapse of space between upper front teeth and/or the risk of gum tissue recession on front teeth. Lower frenectomy may be done to minimize the risk of gum tissue recession. Lower lingual frenectomy (under tongue) may be done to minimize the risk of gum tissue recession and/or increase the range of motion of the tongue
a simple procedure where either part or all of the frenum in question is removed in