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Frenulotomy | SciTechnol | Journal of Otology & Rhinology

Journal of Otology & Rhinology.ISSN: 2324-8785

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Frenulotomy

Frenulotomy is the procedure in which the lingual frenulum is cut. Frenulotomy is a surgery used to correct a congenital condition in which the lingual frenulum is too short, causing restricted tongue movement. NHS NICE guidelines say frenulotomy is usually safe for young babies and could help with breastfeeding difficulties when all the other measures have failed. The procedure involves holding the tongue up towards the roof of the mouth to make the frenulum tight, then cutting through the tissue along a line parallel with, and fairly close to, the tongue. Frenulotomy is a very common dental procedure in the dental world and is performed both on children and adults. A Frenulotomy can also be performed to remove a section of tissue (the frenulum) that attached to the gingival tissue between two teeth.

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