There are too frenulum in mouth – the labial and the lingual. The labial frenulum is the small flap of tissue that connects your upper lip to the gums above your two front teeth. The lingual frenulum attaches your tongue to the floor of your mouth. When either of these is attached to a spot that's too far forward, it can cause oral health problems.
When the lingual frenulum is too far forward on the tongue, patients can have trouble speaking and eating. When the labial frenulum is too far down on the gums, it can cause a gap between your front teeth. A frenectomy is a simple procedure during which your oral surgeon will clip the frenulum and restore your function. You can hear more about the procedure by watching the patient stories below.