Frenotomy for Tongue-Tie

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 ofJuly 26, 2016

Current as of: July 26, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

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