What is a Frenectomy?
The frenulum is a small fold of tissue that connects the upper lips to the top of the gums and the bottom of the tongue to the base of the mouth. If it is causing an obstruction or preventing you from chewing food without pain, opening your mouth, or speaking correctly, you may need to undergo a frenectomy. Dr. Sawan Malik performs a frenectomy to remove that small piece of tissue, allowing for improved speech and development (in younger children). Frenectomies are a simple but effective surgical option.