Clinical Case: Upper Lip Tie Release Treatment


A tongue-tie is an unusually short, thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) that tethers the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth, limiting mobility.

Likewise, a lip-tie (labial frenulum) is a short, thick or tight band of tissue that tethers the upper lip to the upper gums, limiting the lip’s ability to flare and curl.

Symptoms of Tongue & Lip-Tie
Tongue and lip-ties are serious and lead to many oral and health risks, and most often cause pain to the breastfeeding mother. Both mother and baby will demonstrate symptoms when baby has a tongue and/or lip-tie.

Video explaining how upper lip tie release is performed.

It can be done without sedation in the clinic to help address breastfeeding problems.

Read Also: ORAL HEALTH : Tongue tie

Although clamp and scissors are used in this video, alternatively, a laser can also be used. Keep in mind, video is for release and NOT frenulectomy.


Youtube / Fauquier ENT



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