When our little one wasn’t gaining weight as well as he needed to be I wasn’t sure where to go for answers. Luckily we found Dr. Gail! She truly has changed our nursing experience by completing the laser frenectomy on both his lip and tongue. Our babe is all around a happier guy and back on track with his weight gain! I honestly had tears of joy once I nursed him in office after his procedure! It was an instant improvement! Her genuine love of her profession and desire to help others is incredibly comforting! I highly recommend her!
What is a Frenulum?
A frenulum (also called frenum, lingual frenum, or lingual frenulum) is a band of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of your mouth, and your lips to your gums. The tongue frenulum, for instance, is the small fold of tissue connecting the bottom of your tongue to the floor of your mouth.
Want to see the frenulum of your tongue? Find a mirror, open your mouth wide, and touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. You’ll see the fold of connective tissue. Some people are born with a frenulum that is too short which can lead to a variety of issues throughout life and interfere with the normal alignment of teeth or to constrict the movement of the tongue or lips. This is called a Tongue Tie or a Lip Tie and can be treated with a minor laser surgery called a Frenectomy.