Frenulum is a thin band of tissue. It connects the inside of the lips with the alveolar tip of jaw bone. The most frequently runs from lip between upper/lower middle incisors (units) but it can be situated also in another place. It causes problems when is adherent more far on the alveolus, as it should be. Then it causes the tension on the surrounding structures by normal activities, such as movement of the lips while eating, talking, etc. ...

The tension or pulling of the frenulum can create a gap between the front teeth, bone may begin to recede, a periodontal pocket is formed, gingival recession and uncovering the roots begin to appear (see Periodontitis)

During the comprehensive diagnostics dentist will check the frenulum and if necessary, give you the recommendation. If he finds frenulum with the tension he´ll recomend the frenectomy. Frenectomy is a very simple surgery, which usually lasts less than 15 minutes. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia. The dentist will cut or excise the frenulum, the wound is usually very small and in most cases doesn´t have to be stitched.

This procedure is carried out for prevention in older children. In adults is managed from therapeutic reasons, whether there has been a shift in teeth or bone loss. Moving of teeth is solved by the orthodontist.
Frenulum can be removed also in some cases in patients want to have dentures (spacebar, skeletal, partial or total prosthesis). Frenulum can be the problem in the process of making or comfortable using denture.

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