Frenectomy – Tongue Tie & High Labial Frenum Attachment
A frenectomy is simply the removal of a frenum in the mouth. A frenum is a muscular attachment between two tissues.
The lingual frenum connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Sometimes, the lingual frenum can run all the way to the tip of the tongue, causing a person to be “tongue-tied.”
We recommend only getting a frenectomy when the frenum is obviously causing pain or impeding normal function.
A lingual frenectomy should be considered if a child is having trouble eating, swallowing, or speaking.
A maxillary labial frenectomy should be considered during the “baby teeth years” only if it is causing the child pain.