Published on September 15, 2022, Updated on September 19, 2022
The frenulum of tongue (tongue web) is a tiny fold of mucous membrane that runs from the floor of the mouth to the midline of the tongue’s underside. Its purpose is to help secure the tooth in the mouth and regulate tongue movements. The tongue frenulum is also known as the Lingual Frenulum. See What is Tongue Tie.
The frenulum, a fold of mucous membrane that attaches the ventral tongue to the floor of the mouth, supports the tongue and limits its movement.
The frenulum’s major function is to strengthen the stability of the tongue, upper lip, and lower lip in the mouth. When the frenulum grows incorrectly, it might cause difficulties in mouth development.
Soreness, tenderness, and pain in the lingual frenulum may be caused by the following oral health conditions.
One approach to treating tongue-tie is surgery to remove a lingual frenulum. The frenulum, a band of connective tissue that links two places, is severed during frenectomy.