Is your aesthetic and functional aspect of the face changing?

Well, that might be a dental problem, so get in touch with us or your nearest dentist.

Apart from the major periodontal surgical procedures, there are a few more which act as a small approach to prevent major developmental defects which limit the normal functioning. The prominent examples of these can be High Frenal attachments, tongue-tie, etc.


A frenum is a fold of mucous membrane that attaches lips and cheeks to the gums, and Alveolar mucosa (soft tissue overlying the Alveolar bone). The Frenal attachment provides support to upper lips and any defect in the positioning and size of the Frenum will cause problems aesthetically and functionally. 

Frenectomy is a minor procedure where the Frenum is removed via oral surgery to enhance the aesthetic and functional aspects of the face.

Problems with high frenal attachment

  • It is related to the hygiene of the oral cavity.
  • High Frenal attachment can retract the gums and cause injury.
  • Restriction of lip movement.
  • Development of Diastema (space between two anterior teeth).

Frenotomy—Solution of Tongue-tie

Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia) is very common in infants, affecting around 4-10% of all babies. It’s a state where a limited tongue movement can only be done due to problems with lingual Frenum.  

It can cause problems such as the incomplete and improper movement of the tongue, which is a basic requirement for swallowing food, speaking, and hygiene.

When should you consult a dentist?

  • If the mother is feeling difficulty in breastfeeding.
  • The baby is not able to eat properly and is always hungry.
  • If he is crying or making a clicking sound during feeding.
  • When you notice that the infant can’t move his tongue properly.

If you observe these symptoms in your infant, it is recommended to immediately consult the dental office and get a thorough examination. If left untreated, it can lead to numerous problems  such as choking, having a gag reflex while having solid food, difficulty in speech, and the gap between lower anterior teeth.


Frenotomy is a painless procedure where the area to be operated is first anesthetized and then Frenum is clipped and incised. Anesthesia isn’t needed to numb the Frenum every time, as it contains fewer nerves and blood vessels. Laser procedures can also be used for frenotomy.

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks, so never compromise on it!