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Lingual frenectomy surgery..What is involved?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Assuming the surgery is for tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), the surgery is pretty straight forward.
In adults, the procedure can be done in clinic but in kids, the surgery is done in the or. It involves cutting the frenulum to free up the tongue and then several absorbable stitches. You would need a soft diet for 1-2 weeks and the pain is tolerable enough where most adults will need non-narcotics.

In brief: Not much

Assuming the surgery is for tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), the surgery is pretty straight forward.
In adults, the procedure can be done in clinic but in kids, the surgery is done in the or. It involves cutting the frenulum to free up the tongue and then several absorbable stitches. You would need a soft diet for 1-2 weeks and the pain is tolerable enough where most adults will need non-narcotics.
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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
The laser works well for this treatment. No bleeding, no stitches.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry

In brief: See below

This is done when the tissue below your tongue is two short so the tongue cannot function normally.
Surgery involves cutting that tissue so it no longer connects to the tongue. Local anesthesia is given. There seems to be better healing if this is done with a laser.

In brief: See below

This is done when the tissue below your tongue is two short so the tongue cannot function normally.
Surgery involves cutting that tissue so it no longer connects to the tongue. Local anesthesia is given. There seems to be better healing if this is done with a laser.
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