Tongue Tie

Tongue-tie which is also known as ankyloglossia is a condition where the band-like tissue under the tongue  appeared to be thick and short. This condition which present at birth might restrict the movement of the tongue and hence causing the child to suffer from speaking, eating and swallowing problem. However, some might not give rise to any problem. The speech might be slurred especially on the pronunciation of “L”.  The correction of this condition is operative measures and could not be treated with medical treatment.

 

 

Methods to release tongue tie are such as  :

-Snipping the frenulum

-Revision of frenulum using electrocautery