Frenuloplasty is a procedure in which a doctor clips the tissue (lingual frenulum) that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Stitches are used to close the triangular-shaped wound. And pressure may be applied to stop any bleeding.
Current as of: July 26, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Chuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics
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