Frenuloplasty for tongue-tie

Picture of a frenuloplasty for tongue-tie

Frenuloplasty is a procedure in which a health professional clips the tissue (lingual frenulum) that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Stitches are used to close the resulting triangular-shaped wound, and pressure may be applied to stop any bleeding that occurs.

Last Updated: August 20, 2009

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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