A frenectomy is an oral procedure during which a frenum in the mouth is altered or removed with a laser. This procedure is for proper tooth alignment and full range of motion for the tongue. A frenum is an attachment between two soft tissues in the mouth, including the cheeks, lips, and gums It is considered preventative and corrective. The treatment can correct an infant’s inability to breastfeed, reduce a mother’s breast pain and also prevent later issues such as palatal development, tooth spacing, and dental caries. The procedure can also prevent issues with speech, swallowing, and gum disease. If detected before a child’s permanent teeth erupt, a frenectomy can prevent frontal gaps that might require orthodontics if left untreated.