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Laser Frenectomy

an illustration of a laser frenectomyDental laser frenectomy is performed with more precise control of tissue excision, less anesthetic and no need for suturing. The term frenectomy refers to the surgical removal of a small fold of tissue called a frenulum. Sometimes a frenulum can be too short or in the wrong location, causing functional or esthetic problems. For example, a short lingual frenulum under the tongue makes swallowing and speaking difficult. A lingual frenectomy is a common procedure also known as a “tongue-tie” release. Unlike conventional frenectomies in which a scalpel is used to cut the frenulum, the laser causes less tissue trauma, less bleeding and minimal postoperative pain.