Tongue-tie Release (Frenectomy)
What is a tongue-tie?
Tongue-tie is a condition where tongue movement is restricted by the thin piece of skin under the tongue (lingual frenum).
For example, some people have difficulty licking around their lips, or raising the tongue tip inside their mouth. This can mean that they have difficulties with eating and pronunciation of certain letters of the alphabet.
The symptoms of tongue-tie can include that:
To allow the tongue to move freely a Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) may be performed. This procedure involves the removal of the thin piece of skin under the tongue with a laser. The use of a laser can reduce the amount of bleeding during the procedure and reduce scarring.