Frenotomy for Tongue-Tie

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Picture of a frenotomy for tongue-tie

During a frenotomy to repair tongue-tie, the doctor clips (cuts) the lingual frenulum. The frenulum is the tissue that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Most babies don't need stitches afterward.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Chuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

Current as of: September 9, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Chuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics