Office Frenulotomy (1608)

Key points below

What is a Frenotomy?

A frenotomy is a short procedure done in the office to cut the frenulum.  This helps the tongue move more freely. The frenulum is the piece of skin that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.  It's called tongue-tied if it prevents the tongue from moving upwards, outwards, or side-to-side. This can cause problems with talking and eating. 

What happens after my child’s procedure?






Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has:

  • A hard time sucking or feeding or is not drinking.
  • Swelling, redness or drainage under the tongue.
  • Severe pain.
  • Signs of unusual bleeding or bruising.
  • A fever of 101.2° F (38.5° C) or higher for more than two days.
  • Any  fever that does not get better by using acetaminophen
  • Special health care needs that were not covered by this information