Also known as frenulectomy or frenotomy is the removal of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. It can refer to frenula in several places on the human body. It is related to frenuloplasty, a surgical alteration in a frenulum. Mostly done for orthodontic treatments.
There are several frenula that are associated with types of frenectomy:
• Lingual frenectomy (of the tongue) as treatment for ankyloglossia
• Labial frenectomy (of the lip)
• Frenectomy can also be performed to remove a section of tissue (the frenulum) that attached to the gingival tissue between two teeth