Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a congenital anomaly characterized by unusual short, thick band of tissue (lingual frenum) attached at or close to the tip of the tongue. This restricts the movement of the tongue and beyond the lower incisor teeth. The main concerns associated with tongue-tie include speech, swallowing, and poor oral hygiene. The etiology of the tongue tie is not known, although in some cases it is associated with certain genetic factors.
Some babies who have tongue-tie don't seem to be bothered by it. In others, it can restrict the tongue's movement, making it harder to breastfeed.
It is diagnosed by physical examination and other screening methods to evaluate the various aspects of the tongue.
In some cases, the lingual frenulum loosens over the time and resolves by itself. Sometimes it may not cause problems and some cases may require a simple surgical procedure for correction. Surgical options include frenotomy or frenuloplasty.
BSR is a renowned ENT (ear, nose, and throat) hospital, for treatment services and patient care since 1982.. The hospital has full-time otolaryngologists / ENT specialists like Dr. B. Shanker Rao, MS, DLO, FICS and Dr. B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, MS ENT / Head and Neck Surgeon, who are highly qualified and experienced in treating ENT related problems.
The hospital is equipped with advanced technologies making possible minimally invasive procedures that enable effective treatment for patients.
With our own in-house laboratory, we help patients with quick diagnosis. Our emergency care facility enables patients receive immediate consultations and timely treatment.