frenulum between gums

Cutting a frenulum between upper and lower gums

Hi, I have a frenulum on the right side of my mouth. It connects to my gums about 1cm behind the upper and lower back molars. It has become tight and painful. Have you ever seen anything like this? Is it safe to have it cut? I will attempt to add a photo. Thank you, H. Jay Graber

Answer: Cutting a frenulum

By Sarah h

A frenum or frenulum is a small fold of tissue that restricts and secures the motion of a mobile organ.  I have not heard of a frenulum in the back of the mouth. It would be best to bring this to the attention of your dentist, especially because it is causing discomfort.  I did not see a picture attached to your question, however I am wondering if it is part of your cheek or possibly an impacted tooth that may be causing this discomfort.  Use warm salt water rinses several times a day to soothe the tissues until you have a proper exam and diagnosis.  

Answer: Cutting a frenulum

By Sarah h

A frenulum or frenum is a small fold of tissue that restricts or secures the motion of a mobile organ.  I have not seen a fold of tissue (unless sutured) that connects distal to the molars.  There is a frenum that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth as well as one that attaches your lips to your jaws.  Since you are experiencing pain, it is important for you to see your dentist immediately to be sure you do not have an infection or a tooth that is creating swelling in the area. 

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