708-499-2424
4235 W 95th ST
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
630-920-6800
6800 S Route 83
Darien, IL 60561

Frenectomy in Oak Lawn IL

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes or loosens a band of tissue (frenum) that is connected to the lip, cheek or floor of the mouth. The frenum is a part of the normal oral anatomy but a large or wide frenum may inhibit normal function. When a frenum is too large or wide it can restrict movement of the lip, cheek or tongue or may impinge on the gingiva (gums) and causes recession.

A thick frenum on the floor of the mouth may restrict movement of the tongue, preventing speech or chewing function. A frenectomy may be indicated on children, depending on the extent of the restriction. Difficulty in speech may be an early indication of the problem.

A thick labial frenum is a band of muscles from the lip that may attach to the gingiva, contributing to a space between the teeth. This is often seen between the top or bottom front teeth. A frenectomy may be recommended in Oak Lawn, IL to help stabilize the position of the teeth.

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4235 W 95th ST Oak Lawn IL 60453
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6800 S Route 83 Darien IL 60561
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