Frenums-videos of frenectomies,
Following are videos of frenotomies /
frenectomies / frenuloplasties being done by various providers, notes regarding
frenums, and links to other sites.
I am excited about adding this section to my website. I think it can have a
powerful impact on educating people around the world on a subject that most
people know very little about. Some physicians, dentists and speech
therapists call the procedures in these videos ‘barbaric’ – mainly because
they are never educated about them during their professional schooling –
mainly because many of the professors know very little about the subject. I
am hoping this section can be helpful to a lot of people. Since tongue-tie
(tight frenums) can cause significant nipple pain during breastfeeding, this
section will help moms and babies enjoy a better experience of breastfeeding.
Other consequences of tight frenums are covered in other presentations on this
I do NOT recommend you have any of these
procedures done and I do not endorse any of the individuals doing the
procedures. Each practitioner has varying degrees of knowledge, skill and
expertise. This section is for educational information only. It is each
individual’s own responsibility to thoroughly research any problem or issue
they might be having in order to determine the best options.
I am hoping that medical and dental schools will start researching the
consequences of tight frenums and start teaching the procedures, techniques
and options necessary to have successful frenectomy outcomes. I believe all
schools that teach health issues should have a better understanding of the
importance of breastfeeding and the many consequences of tight frenums.
I am also hoping a nationally sponsored website can be set up where
individuals can go to see which healthcare providers in their community
provide frenectomy procedures.
If you know of any other videos of frenectomies that are on the Internet,
please send me the link to that site through the ‘Comment’ section on this
website. If you know someone who does frenectomies, you might encourage them
to put a video of them doing a frenectomy on ‘YouTube’, and sending me a link
to that site.
Section 1 – Consequences of tight frenums
Letter from a mother of her son’s story of
how a frenectomy changed his life.
– Classification of frenums / frenulums.
A frenum / frenulum
that does not go all the way to the front of the tongue, but still restricts
- Various frenectomy procedures.
– small infant –
excellent video and explanation (5 min)
Dr. Elizabeth Coryllos from Mineola, NY, doing a quick upper and lower
frenotomy on a newborn using only topical anesthetic. (1:48 min)
Labial frenectomy by Dr, Wesley Haddix (NY) using a
Diode laser – also shows 5 day post op.
Lingual frenectomy by Dr. Haddix using Er YAG laser.
Has young girl
patient stick tongue out at end. (1:48 min.)
Good professional explanation of a labial
frenectomy with EZLase. (2 min.)
Extensive procedure with no blood. Link from here and then click on 5th
choice down - ‘Frenectomy – View Clinical video’:
Lingual frenectomy with no sound. (1:51
Lingual frenectomy by Dr. Jon P. Wheeler on 4 year
old – topical only + nitrous oxide
(laughing gas) and TV.
Intro to conference webinar presentation on
by Midwife Rachel Hillan, IBCLC (Bristol, England)
title: Wicked, Barbaric, criminal thing to do.
Section 4 – Miscellaneous links and
laser companies that might have a list of dentists in your area who use
lasers to do frenectomies. (I have no financial link or interest to
any of these companies.)
Providers in UK who treat frenums (Frenectomy
= Divide tongue-ties):
Biolase – Company
that manufactures laser equipment. Has list of dentists who have
laser units who might be doing frenectomies in your area.