Tongue Tie

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Effective & Affordable Treatment for Tongue Tie

Lingual frenectomy is safe and effective for treatment of mouth breathing, snoring, clenching, and myofascial tension.

 What is a Tongue Tie?

Ankyloglossia, or “tongue-tie” is very common and can contribute to poor systemic health.

Research shows that ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) can contribute to poor swallowing, poor tongue posture, poor craniosacral flow, clenching and grinding of the teeth, TMJ disorders, jaw pain, poor sleep, and speech impediment.

An article published in the 2019 August issue of Laryngoscope Investigational Otolaryngology showed that in 348 patients with tongue-tie, 91% of those patients were very satisfied with the physical results of tongue-tie release and myofunctional therapy.

This study showed the following:

  • 78% of patients noted a decrease in mouth breathing and increased nasal breathing.
  • 77% of patients noticed a decrease in muscle tension.
  • 73% noticed a reduction in snoring.
  • 91% of patients noted decreased clenching.

Tongue-tie release is accomplished via a simple laser procedure at Dental Solutions. After anesthetic is placed, the Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers are used to release the tissue that is restricting the tongue.

Recovery is rapid, with mild soreness 24-48 hrs after the procedure. Cost is between $300-750.

 Photos of a Tongue Tie Case

 

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