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Frenuloplasty for Tongue-Tie


Picture of a frenuloplasty for tongue-tie

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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerChuck Norlin, MD, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedJuly 26, 2011

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