“Tongue-tied” is the common name for ankyloglossia — when the lingual frenum (the thin piece of skin under your tongue that connects it to the bottom of your mouth) is too short or too far forward. In many cases, it is completely harmless. However, in some children, it can cause problems with speech development, eating, and swallowing.
If your pediatrician or dentist has noticed that your child is tongue-tied and it is affecting their development, they may refer you to an oral surgeon for a frenectomy or tongue-tie release surgery.
At TMJ & Sleep Therapy of Fort Wayne, our skilled doctors are trained to safely perform this procedure on children.