Tongue Release (Frenuloplasty)

Ankyloglossia tongue tie patient

 

Ankyloglossia or “tongue tie” is a condition of altered tongue mobility due to restrictive tissues at the midline between the undersurface of the tongue and the floor of the mouth. A short lingual frenum or “attachment” is correlated with underdeveloped maxillary (upper jaw) width and is a risk factor for both pediatric and adult obstructive sleep apnea.

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