During lingual frenectomy, the lingual frenulum is
detached and removed. The lingual frenulum is the flap of tissue extending from
the bottom of the tongue to the alveolar ridge of the lower jaw.
Also Known As:
- Tongue surgery
- Lingual frenum surgery
- Lingual frenum release
- Removal of lingual frenulum
- Pre-prosthetic and implant surgery
Conditions Treated with Lingual Frenectomy:
Lingual frenectomy may be performed in cases of abnormal lingual frenum attachment, especially one that affects speech. It can also be performed to prepare for prosthetic implantation.