Tongue tie â€“Ankyloglossia– is when the tip of the tongue is anchored to the floor of the mouth and cannot protrude beyond lower incisors.
and Trouble breast-feeding
and Swallowing problems
and Speech difficulties
and Kissing (obvious at an older age)
Release of tongue by laser
Treatment itself is fairly straightforward. If the child is less than 12 months of age, it may be possible to perform in the clinic under short inhalation anesthesia only. If between the ages of 1-12, sedation in the operating room is generally performed as the child is usually uncooperative. Older children above 5-6 years of age, the procedure can be performed in the clinic under local anesthesia as long as the patient is fully cooperative.
I use Co2 laser with a CW setting 3-4 watts.