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What are possible complications of ankyloglossia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Complications of treatment for ankyloglossia -- a surgical procedure known as a frenotomy -- are uncommon. In rare cases, tongue-tie may occur again if the tissue grows back to its original position. Tongue swelling, infection, and bleeding may also develop post-surgery leaving the patient in severe pain. In very rare cases, salivary glands may become damaged.

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