2017 | Month: | Volume:4 | Issue:3 | Page:72-75
Madhusudhan K S
Ankyloglossia or tongue tie is a congenital condition that results when the inferior lingual frenulum is too short and is attached to the tip of the tongue, limiting its normal movements. Ankyloglossia can lead to a range of problems such as difficulties in breast feeding, speech impediments, poor oral hygiene, malocclusion, inability in deglutition, thus being an undesired problem in normal life activity. Various techniques like scalpel, laser and electro-surgery have been performed in treating tongue tie. Though each technique has got its own advantages and disadvantages, all are aimed at relieving the high muscle attachment to improve the movement of the tongue.