Before and After

Frenectomy Procedure


The small tissue attaching the gums to the inner lips and cheeks is called a frenum. In some instances, the frenum attachment can be too close to the teeth, creating a constant pulling force on the gums when the lips and cheeks are moved (i.e. brushing, eating or speaking). This can cause recession, thinning of the gums, and possible shifting of your teeth. Dr. Towe performs a frenectomy procedure, which repositions the tissue attachment to eliminate the pull. The procedure can prevent future complications, and creates an esthetic smile. Call us today to schedule a consultation, or visit us online! 240-651-5478 or

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