A frenum is a muscular stretch of tissue that connects and holds other tissues in place. Occasionally a frenum might be exceptionally short, thick, or tight, or may extend too far down along the tongue or the gum and results in lip tie or tongue tie. When a frenum is positioned in such a way as to interfere with the normal alignment of teeth, speech or constricts the movement of the tongue or lips, it can be corrected by a surgery called a frenectomy.
Lip tie and tongue tie can be corrected by a procedure called frenectomy. Typically, this procedure is performed with a scalpel and sutures in a hospital setting. However, Dr. Saadia Mohammed offers an alternative to the traditional treatment, using the most advanced technology available: Laser Frenectomy using the Waterlase iPlus laser.