Frenectomy Scarborough for Excellent Oral Health

The soft filaments inside your mouth are called frenums. These soft bands of tissues vary in length and thickness in every person. There are two types of frenums – the labial frenum extending as a thin line between your gums and lips, and the lingual frenum at the bottom of your tongue to connect your mouth with the teeth. Sometimes, these thin tissue layers can impede the normal functioning of your mouth. Frenectomy Scarborough refers to the procedure that restores normal oral function if frenums are hindering it.

At Dentistry at Consilium, we provide high-quality general dental care and advanced dentistry solutions. We have a multi-specialty team of dentists who specialize in keeping your oral health in pristine condition. We provide a holistic range of oral treatments under one roof with excellence and expertise – including frenectomy Scarborough.

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What is Frenectomy?

Frenums are connective tissues within your mouth that maintain the stability of your tongue and upper and lower lips.

Frenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove frenums from the mouth. Tight or short frenums can restrict the movement in your mouth, causing discomfort. We provide frenectomy Scarborough to patients of all ages, though the procedure is carried out commonly in children and babies.

Types of Frenums

There are two types of frenums – lingual frenum and labial frenum. Let’s take a look at both in detail:

Lingual Frenum

The lingual frenum extends below the tongue. Lingual frenums differ in length from one person to another, but can sometimes restrict the tongue’s movement.

This condition is commonly known as tongue tie. A tongue tie can cause speech problems, inhibit the tongue’s movement, and even pose difficulties in swallowing food. Our dentists can perform frenectomy Scarborough to free your tongue to improve speech and eating.

Labial Frenum

While the lingual frenum is on the floor of your mouth, the labial frenum connects your gums to lips along the upper portion of your mouth. If this frenulum is too long or wide, it may extend the gum tissues between your teeth. If this frenulum is too thick, it may create a space between your front teeth and hinder movement of your upper lips.  


Dentistry at Consilium specializes in all kinds of Frenectomy Scarborough. Our multi-specialty team can address your tongue tie and reduce the gap between your teeth caused by a lip tie. 

What is the Frenectomy Scarborough Procedure?

Frenectomy is a minimally invasive dental procedure that can increase the range of motion of your tongue and close the gap between teeth. The procedure involves shortening or in some cases, removing your frenums to correct lip and tongue anomaly. If your frenums are causing pain or impeding your normal oral function, a frenectomy Scarborough may be the right procedure for you.

Frenectomy is a simple procedure with minimal turnaround. A general frenectomy can take as little as 15-20 minutes consisting of the following steps:

  • Step 1


    Our dentists will evaluate your oral condition and determine if Frenectomy is the right solution for you. We’ll walk you through the whole procedure so that you know what to expect. 

  • Step 2


    Even though minimally invasive, Frenectomy is considered as an oral surgery. Our dentists will ensure your comfort as you lie face-up on our cozy dental chair.

    Step 2

  • Step 3


    The next step is applying an anesthetic on the treatment area to induce numbness. Our dentists make sure that you don’t feel any discomfort at this stage. 

  • Step 4


    We use a surgical instruments to snip and correct your frenum efficiently, safely, and with precision. 

    Step 4

  • Step 5


    If the abnormality of your frenum is severe, the incision has to be sealed with several stitches.

  • Step 6


    Upon completion of the Frenectomy, you should be able to resume normal activities within a week or two. The site of incision begins to heal in a couple of days and the scar wears over in a few weeks.  

    Step 6

Benefits of Frenectomy

A Frenectomy Scarborough surgery offers several benefits for tongue tie or lip tie patients. Frenectomy can:

  • Improve speech problems caused by lingual frenum anomaly
  • Eliminating gaps between your teeth to enhance your smile aesthetics
  • Reduce the risk of oral health problems like gum diseases, tooth decay, oral infections, etc.
  • Improve breastfeeding and swallowing problems in infants

Is Frenectomy the Right Treatment for you?

If you are experiencing speech issues or have gaps between your teeth, Frenectomy Scarborough may be the right solution for you. You can receive this treatment at any age and eliminate any frenum anomaly – no matter how severe.

Schedule a free consultation with Dentistry at Consilium and learn more about this oral surgical procedure. We’ll assess your condition and inform you if you are the right candidate for this treatment. Contact us today for an appointment.