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Tied tongue procedure?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Frenectomy

Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that typically relieves the attachment of the bottom of the tongue to the lower jaw.
Today, with the technology utilizing soft tissue lasers, this can done very comfortably with local anesthetics without any post op bleeding.

In brief: Frenectomy

Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that typically relieves the attachment of the bottom of the tongue to the lower jaw.
Today, with the technology utilizing soft tissue lasers, this can done very comfortably with local anesthetics without any post op bleeding.
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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Clipping

Frenulectomy or frenuloplasty are the terms used for clipping of a tongue tie.
In adults, can be done in the office. In infants, typically do under sedation. Very simple and takes only a few minutes. May use dissolvable stitches depending on doctor preference.

In brief: Clipping

Frenulectomy or frenuloplasty are the terms used for clipping of a tongue tie.
In adults, can be done in the office. In infants, typically do under sedation. Very simple and takes only a few minutes. May use dissolvable stitches depending on doctor preference.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tongue tied

Can cause speech and swallowing problems, interfere with normal palatial width growth, cause untoward movement of lower front teeth as well as damage to gum tissues behind your lower front teeth.
Simple procedure (Pediatrician) for newborn. Slightly more complex (Pedodontist, Oral Surgeon, Periodontist, ENT) for older patient. See one of the above for exam and treatment choices.

In brief: Tongue tied

Can cause speech and swallowing problems, interfere with normal palatial width growth, cause untoward movement of lower front teeth as well as damage to gum tissues behind your lower front teeth.
Simple procedure (Pediatrician) for newborn. Slightly more complex (Pedodontist, Oral Surgeon, Periodontist, ENT) for older patient. See one of the above for exam and treatment choices.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: DEPENDS

The procedure varies with the age & degree of the abnormality.
When a minor tie is noted at birth, it might stretch out over time & may be left alone.When it interferes with breast feeding or parents express concern, I can do a simple release in the office or procedure room (scissors and clamp) with the kid feeding immediately after.Older kids or adults have this done asleep by oral surgeon/ENT

In brief: DEPENDS

The procedure varies with the age & degree of the abnormality.
When a minor tie is noted at birth, it might stretch out over time & may be left alone.When it interferes with breast feeding or parents express concern, I can do a simple release in the office or procedure room (scissors and clamp) with the kid feeding immediately after.Older kids or adults have this done asleep by oral surgeon/ENT
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