Tongue Tie

Some indications for lingual frenectomy (Tongue tie or ankyloglossia) include:

  • A tongue that appears notched or heart shaped when stuck out
  • Difficulty touching roof of the mouth 
  • Unable to stick tongue out
  • Speech problems (thirty- six, thirsty)
  • Gingival recession
  • The tongue can not be moved sideways 
  • Soreness in your jaw
  • Chronic pain 
  • Sensation of "clicking" while opening and shutting your mouth
  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty playing certain instruments 
  • Lower jaw may be pushed out  to make eating or speaking easier – causing pain in the jaw or an underbite. 

**Frenum attachments and their impact on oral motor function and development have become a topic of emerging interest among the community as well as various specialties of healthcare providers. Studies have shown differences in treatment recommendations among pediatricians, otolaryngologists, lactation consultants, speech pathologists, surgeons, and dental specialists.