What is tongue tie and it's management?
Hello, my 20 year old male neighbor is having speech difficulty in pronouncing certain words freely. On intra oral examination, the tongue exhibited lack of protrusion and lifting movements due to high frenal attachment to the floor of the mouth and extending till the attached gingiva in relation to teeth 31 and 41 lingually. It was also diagnosed as partial ankyloglossia or tongue tie. Please let me what is tongue tie and it's management.
@ipshita Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a congenital condition (the child is born with it) in which a child’s tongue remains attached to the bottom (floor) of his or her mouth. This happens when the thin strip of tissue (lingual frenulum) connecting the tongue and the floor of the mouth is shorter than normal. The short frenulum can restrict tongue mobility. Ankyloglossia has been associated with difficulties with breastfeeding and problems with speech.
Doctor can perform a simple surgical procedure in which the lingual frenulum is cut. This is called a frenectomy (also known as frenulectomy, frenotomy, or tongue-tie division), and is often performed in the clinic without sedation. The procedure is usually painless for infants. Young children and adults may receive pain medications or general anesthesia before the procedure.