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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 ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerChuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedMay 11, 2012

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