Soft Tissue Surgery

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What is soft tissue surgery?

  • Surgery involving the gums, cheek, tongue or lip

What are some examples?

  • Frenectomy
    • Lip
      • The lip may be abnormally attached to the gums causing the gums to “pull up”
      • Frenectomy procedure removes the abnormal attachment
    • Tongue
      • The tongue may be attached to the gum and bone very tightly causing difficulty in speech (“tongue tied”)
      • Frenectomy procedure removes the attachment making the tongue more mobile
    • Denture
      • The attachment of the cheek to the gums may not be ideal for a good denture fit
      • Repositioning these attachments make the denture more comfortable and may improve their fit
  • Building up soft tissue
    • When the gums are thin, thicker parts of the gums (usually the roof of the mouth) will be grafted to the area of the thinner gums to increase gum thickness
      • Helps decrease sensitivity around implants
      • Improve function and esthetics

At Rouge River Oral Surgery, we provide:

  • Consultation and treatment plan based on your needs and goals
  • We work with your dentist or dental specialist so that you can achieve a result that best suits your situation
  • Deep sedation and general anesthesia
  • In-house x-rays including 3-D scans as needed


Tongue Tied
Tongue Tied