Frenulum of Tongue

Published on September 15, 2022, Updated on September 19, 2022

A little fold of mucous tissue that runs from the floor of the mouth to the midline of the underside of the tongue is known as the frenulum of tongue (tongue web). Its purpose is to stabilize the tongue’s motions and aid in securing the tooth in the mouth. The tongue frenulum is sometimes referred to as the lingual frenulum. See What is Tongue Tie?.

What is the Purpose of Frenulum of Tongue?

The tongue is supported and some of its mobility is restricted by the frenulum, which is a fold of mucous membrane that connects the ventral tongue to the floor of the mouth.

Is Lingual Frenulum Necessary?

The primary purpose of the frenulum is to increase the stability of the tongue, upper lip, and lower lip in the mouth. Sometimes the frenulum develops improperly, which may lead to problems with atypical mouth development.

Why is My Lingual Frenulum Hurting?

The following oral health issues may be the cause of soreness, tenderness, and discomfort in the lingual frenulum.

  • Some mouthwashes might irritate the tongue.
  • vitamin B12, folate, and iron deficit
  • an injury to the mouth
  • Some beta blockers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) may hurt the lingual frenulum.

Can you Cut Your Lingual Frenulum?

Surgery to remove a lingual frenulum is one method of treating tongue-tie. The frenulum, a strip of connective tissue that connects two locations, is cut during this treatment, which is known as a frenectomy.


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