A labial frenotomy, or lip tie release, is performed when the frenulum is attached to the center of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth. The procedure removes the labial frenulum, which prevents gum recession that can occur when the tissue pulls the gums off the bone.
Treatment of Lip-Tie
The treatment of lip-tie for infants and children is a simple surgical procedure. Dr. Javier will examine the labial frenulum and then use a laser to “cut” the frenulum.
Because a laser is used rather than a scalpel, stitches are usually not necessary. Additionally, since there are few nerve endings and blood vessels in the labial frenulum, only a local anesthetic is necessary.