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A frenum can cause a gap between your teeth or restriction of tongue movement.

We are frequently trusted
by dentists and doctors
to treat them and their families

A frenum is an attachment of soft tissue from either your lip or your tongue to the gum supporting your teeth. Sometimes they can get in the way and cause a gap to form between your teeth if they are associated with your lip. If they are associated with the tag of tissue underneath your tongue they can restrict the movement of the tongue which is also known as a "tongue tie". A procedure called a "frenectomy" can be performed to remove this unnecessarily high soft tissue attachment to improve tongue movement or to allow for the gap between your teeth to be closed alongside orthodontic treatment.

Our team of oral surgeons have thousands of hours of operating experience which enables them to approach frenectomies carefully and effectively for their patients. This helps to reduce procedure time and trauma as well as decreasing the risk of complications during or after surgery.

Our peaceful and relaxed environment here at the centre will allow you to have your surgery in as comfortable an environment as possible. You can lay back and watch a movie on our ceiling-mounted screens tucked in with a warm blanket whilst we perform your surgery which is usually done with a profound local anaesthetic.


I'm nervous of having SURGERY...

We are very aware that the idea of having a surgical procedure can be stressful for people which is why we have worked hard to create as calm and relaxing environment at our clinic as possible. But we do also offer sedation for those patients who need something a little stronger to calm their nerves. To read more about our sedation service please click HERE.

why should
I see a specialist and not my general dentist to have my surgery?

Specialist oral surgeons have trained extensively in the art and science of safe and accurate surgery involving the teeth and jaws. Their advanced knowledge and experience in this field helps reduce surgery time as well as decreasing complications during and after surgery. Having spent tens of thousands of hours operating in the mouth you can rest assured you will be in safe hands with any of our team of Specialist Oral Surgeons.

DO I need to be referred to come and see you?

No you do not. Although we do a lot of our frenectomies for patients who have been referred to us by their dentist or orthodontist, you do not need to be referred to come and see us. If you have a frenum that is bothering you our Specialist Oral Surgeons can be accessed directly without the need for a referral. To arrange a consultation please contact us and we would be happy to provide assistance. 

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