When is the best time to get treatment for ankyloglossia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Some people with ankyloglossia are able to live completely normal lives with this condition and need no treatment. In other cases, such as when speech development is affected, surgery is needed. Symptoms of tongue-tie may begin not long after birth, so if any suspicion arises, take your baby to the doctor. In infants under six weeks of age, anesthesia may not even be necessary. In younger children, the procedure -- called a frenotomy -- may be performed in the physician's office.

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