While your teeth generally take much of the credit for your ability to eat and speak, your soft tissues perform vital functions that you may sometimes take for granted. Most notably, your gums are the protective barrier that keeps infection out and your teeth in. Sometimes having too little or too much soft tissue can make you feel self-conscious, can limit essential oral functions, and can even jeopardize your dental health. Our skilled prosthodontist at Elan Dental Group offers customized soft tissue periodontal treatments like frenectomies and gum recontouring to gently rebalance and restore your dental health so you can live a functional and healthy life!
That slender tissue connecting your top lip to your gums or your tongue to the bottom of your mouth is called a frenulum. If either of these tissues is too restrictive, you may have difficulty speaking or eating leading to a tongue-tie or lip-tie. Receiving a frenectomy releases this problematic tissue, freeing you to get full enjoyment out of meals, conversations, and even simply smiling.
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