What is a frenulum or frenum?

A frenulum or frenum is the tissue that connects the upper lip to the gums or the lower lip to the gums. A frenulum also connects the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. If the frenulum is too short or too thick, it can cause speech problems, tooth misalignment, and other issues. In addition, the frenulum can cause problems for those who wear dentures by causing the dentures to fit improperly or to become loose and shift.

What is a frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a minor oral surgery that involves removing the frenulum in order to improve the function of your smile. Frenectomy is used to resolve the problem and restore function to your smile. In Las Vegas, Nevada, frenectomy can be performed in just one comfortable visit to our dental office.

Do I need a frenectomy?

Our knowledgeable dentists, Dr. Luth and Dr. Heideman, will carefully evaluate your smile to determine if a frenectomy would benefit your smile. We welcome you to call or visit us at Luth & Heideman Center for Dental Care today to learn more about frenectomies and to schedule your visit. We look forward to caring for your smile!