Tongue tie surgery (frenulectomy)

Tongue tie surgery is a simple procedure with no common complications. For very young infants—less than six weeks old—the surgery may be done in the doctor’s office. General anesthesia may be recommended when frenulectomy is performed on older children.

In some cases, though, it can be done in the physician’s office under local anesthesia. While frenulectomy is relatively simple, it can yield big results. Parents should consider that this surgery often yields more benefit than is obvious by restoring ease of speech and self-esteem

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