Why do people get their frenulum removed?

Frenectomies are usually only recommended if a person’s frenum gets in the way of normal use and development of the mouth, or if it tears repeatedly. Frenectomies are commonly performed in children who cannot properly speak or breastfeed due to an abnormal frenum.

How painful is a frenectomy?

PAIN: Some degree of pain is normal for all patients after the procedure. Unless contraindicated, we generally recommend over the counter strength ibuprofen (advil, motrin) and acetaminophen (tylenol).

Can you cut your frenulum off?

A lingual frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the frenulum. During the operation, the surgeon makes a small cut on the frenulum to free up the tongue. The procedure may also be referred to as a frenuloplasty [FREN-yoo-loh-plass-tee].

How long does it take to recover from a frenectomy?

Two to three days following surgery, white, possible hard tissue may be seen in the surgical site. This signifies normal, healing tissue. Complete healing of the extraction site may take several weeks.

What happens if you cut your frenulum in your mouth?

A labial frenulum may keep tearing. If the frenulum is completely cut, then it cannot regrow . Hard patches of skin can form in the area as scar tissue. If the frenulum tear is not a complete cut, it will heal.

Does everyone have a tongue frenulum?

Tongue Tie Fact #1: It’s Normal To Have A Frenulum! Everyone has a string of tissue underneath their tongue. This is called the frenulum (or frenum). Simply the presence of a frenulum is not a cause for any concern.

What can you not do after a frenectomy?

To help prevent discomfort, avoid vigorous rinsing, sucking on the wound, spitting, using a straw, and exercising for 48 hours after procedure. After General anesthetic or I.V. sedation, start with liquids. While numb, patients should avoid hot liquids or foods.

Can a lingual frenulum grow back?

Tongue ties don’t “grow back”, but they may reattach if you aren’t diligent about keeping up with post-surgery exercises.

What can you not do after a Frenectomy?

Is getting your tongue clipped painful?

The tongue is then again gently lifted to ensure the frenulum has been completely clipped. The entire procedure takes less than 15 seconds and does not require anesthesia. The frenulum is very thin and has few nerves, meaning there is very little pain associated with the procedure.