muscles of the cheeks and lips are attached to the gums and tissue of the mouth by a piece of soft tissue called a frenum. Sometimes a frenum can be
attached too high on the gums causing either recession or spaces between teeth.
In addition, there is
another frenum under the tongue. If this frenum is attached too close to the
end of the tongue it can adversely affect swallowing and speech. Sometimes
this is referred to as being "tongue-tied".
Laser Frenectomy is a simple procedure where either part or all of the frenum
in question is removed in order to return a healthy balance to the mouth.
The laser allows the frenectomy to be completed with little or no discomfort.