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What is the prognosis for someone with ankyloglossia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
The prognosis for someone that has ankyloglossia -- and received surgical treatment -- is usually very good. The surgery, called a frenotomy, is often successful because it is such a simple procedure. The earlier it is done in the patient's life, the better. The benefits of having the surgery often will outweigh the risks. It is important that you speak with your baby's doctor prior to making a decision.

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