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 ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Specialist Medical ReviewerChuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Chuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics