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A frenectomy is the removal of a frenum, which is a small fold of tissue in the mouth.  There are two types of frena that might make you a candidate for a frenectomy. The lingual frenum, which connects the tongue with the floor of the mouth and the labial frenum, which connects the inside of your upper or lower lips to your gums.

The procedure consists of making an incision to cut the frenum with scalpel or scissors and release it. A local anesthetic will be used. Depending on how much tissue was removed the doctor will suture with stitches. The stitches will heal and dissolve on their own.


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