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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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How a Frenectomy Allows You to Speak More Clearly


Posted on 11/8/2021 by Dr. Call
How a Frenectomy Allows You to Speak More ClearlyA frenectomy is a surgical procedure that helps get rid of the frenum in your mouth. The frenum is a hard tissue that attaches itself to neighboring tissues. This prevents excessive movement and the ability to speak properly in some people. Undergoing a frenectomy procedure can help fix this problem by eliminating the excessive frenum.

Frenectomy and Improved Speech


A frenectomy helps eliminate excessive tissue around the tongue. The frenulum refers to the two tags of skin found in your mouth that help guide the growth and development of oral structures. There is a tissue known as the labial frenulum that connects your gums to the upper lip. There is also the lingual frenum that runs underneath the tongue and floor of your mouth. When the frenulum is too large, it causes speech problems, aesthetic difficulties, and various health problems.

A frenectomy will help get rid of the excess tissue to restore your speech. We use highly specialized lasers for this procedure. This seals the blood vessels while removing the unwanted tissues. If you have tongue-tie problems, a frenectomy will help fix it. Having a "heavy tongue" due to excessive tissues around it can make it difficult to communicate with others. This will not only take a toll on your social life but also your self-confidence. If you have this problem, having us conduct a frenectomy will help restore your speech.

There are several other benefits associated with a frenectomy. For instance, this procedure can help fix eating problems. Apart from causing speech difficulties, excessive frenum can affect your ability to swallow food. However, a frenectomy will get rid of the excessive frenum and restore your ability to swallow food comfortably. This is why it is important to consider a frenectomy if it is one of the options. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on how a frenectomy helps improve your speech.
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