What is it?

Ankyloglossia (also known as tongue-tie) is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue's range of motion.

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Signs & symptoms

Signs and symptoms of ankyloglossia include:
- Difficulty lifting the tongue moving it from side to side
- Trouble sticking out the tongue
- Heart shaped or notched looking tongue


Ankyloglossia is typically diagnosed during a physical exam. There is screening tool that your healthcare provider might use to score the appearance and avility to use for infants.


Ankyloglossia can resolved without any intervention and does not require treatment. In other cases, a procedurecalled "frenotomy" can be done. During the procedure the doctor examines the lingual frenulum and then uses sterile scissors to snip the frenulum free.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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