Lingual frenuloplastyPosted: October 20, 2007
That little piece of tissue that connects your tongue to the bottom of your mouth is called a frenulum. It turns out that K’s was attached pretty far forward. Far enough that it prevented him from touching his upper lip with the tip of his tongue. Not the pink part, but the dimple below the nose. (I know you’re sticking your tongue out right now giving it a try 🙂 It also made it difficult to say the “L” and “TH” sounds. On Monday, K had that bit of tissue clipped and a couple of stitches put in. They had to put him under general anesthesia to do it, but he was just fine later that day. They did the procedure in the morning, and by the time I left for work that afternoon he was sitting at the table eating a cheeseburger. He’s quite pleased with his new tongue as well.