A 40-year-old member asked:

Could a tongue tie be cut at your local drs or do you need to be referred to a surgeon?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44 years experience
It can be: A frenectomy can be performed by a licensed healthcare professional if he or she feels qualified and has the experience in performing it. It is procedure performed routinely by dentists and dental specialsits including periodontists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See a dentist: A frenectomy (tongue tie surgery) is a minor surgical procedure that is performed in your dentist's office. It can be performed with either a scalpel or laser and takes less than 10 minutes.
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Without a Z-plasty using inverting flaps, it has a high risk for recurrence. Cutting the Frenulectomy band is simple, preventing recurrence and re-adhesion takes expetrise.
Oct 31, 2014

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