The muscular attachment present around the gums and cheeks is called frenum. If the frenum is positioned abnormally, it may cause redness and swelling of gums. If your dentist encounters such a problem, he/she may advise a ‘frenectomy’ procedure.
It is a minor surgery done under anaesthesia and requires thirty to forty-five minutes approximately.
In this procedure, the abnormally positioned frenum is repositioned so that it does not irritate the gums. Your dentist will call you for after a week for follow-up