Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)

May 7, 2014

Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia) The frenula are strong cords of tissue in the front – center of the mouth that guide the development of mouth structures during gestation. Important during fetal development, the frenula continue after birth to guide the positions of the baby teeth as they come in. Tongue-tie is a condition in which the free […]


Problems Associated with Tongue Tie

Problems Associated with Tongue Tie The following characteristics are common in children with tongue tie: V-shaped notch at the tip of the tongue Inability to protrude the tongue past the lower teeth Inability to touch the roof of the mouth Difficulty moving the tongue from side to side


What Can Tongue-Tie Cause?

Tongue-tie can lead to: Breast-feeding problems. Tongue tie can cause feeding problems in infants; if this is the case, feeding difficulties are usually noticed early in an infant’s life. Feeding difficulties may include problems breastfeeding and sucking, poor weight gain for the baby and poor milk supply for the mother. Feeding difficulties may be a […]


What Is A Frenulectomy?

Frenulectomy Tongue tie often resolves on its own after two or three years of age, however. As a child grows and develops, the frenulum often continues to recede (normally it recedes before birth), lessening the abnormality. Unless feeding is a problem, it is usually recommend waiting at least a year before considering surgery. If tongue […]