Frenectomy After Care Instructions
What is a Frenectomy?
A frenectomy or is a procedure used to correct a congenital condition in which the lingual (tongue) or labial (upper lip) frenulum or buccal (cheek) is too tight, causing restrictions in movement that can cause significant difficulty with breastfeeding, and in some instances, other health problems like speech difficulties, digestive issues, transferring to solid foods, and sleep apnea. When it affects the lingual frenum, this condition is commonly called a tongue tie (the medical term is ankyloglossia).
After-Care Instructions and Information
In general, the procedure is well tolerated by children and healing is quick. We take every measure possible to minimize any discomfort and anxiety during the procedure. Once the laser tongue-tie or lip-tie correction is complete, typically only Tylenol is needed for mild pain or discomfort.
To help parents understand what to expect after our laser frenectomy, please click to read our post-op care guides below. Feel free to download the PDF version to keep on your fridge.