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A 41-year-old member asked:

What happens if you cut that little piece of skin under your tongue?

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Dr. Betty Tsai
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Likely nothing: The tag beneath your tongue is called a frenulum. In people (adults and children) with a prominent frenulum, they often have tongue tie and may require the frenulum to be cut (frenulectomy) so that they can have better mobility of the tongue. It is a painless procedure and rarely there is much bleeding. Babies typically have their frenulum cut without anesthesia and do well.
Last updated Sep 18, 2018


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