Eliminate Excessive Tissue and Restore Self-Confidence with a Frenectomy
Overly large frena, tissue under the upper lip or tongue, may cause significant difficulty by obstructing normal function. This tissue can cause pain, create a gap between the front two teeth, as well as interfere with your ability to speak, swallow, or eat properly. This can have a negative affect your self-confidence and leads many patients to avoid social situations, hindering them from comfortably living out their lives. A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that can be performed to remove the frena and restore proper function and aesthetics. Dr. Kellyn Hodges can collaborate with skilled oral surgeons to provide a frenectomy if you are experiencing discomfort or if orthodontia has not been successful in closing your gap. At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, our priority is providing for the needs of our patients in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA, in the safest and most effective manner.
What is a Frenectomy?
During a frenectomy, the abnormal frenulum can be completely removed from the desired area, under the tongue or the upper lip. This is a common oral surgery procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages to address either a functional or cosmetic issue.