Download / Print PDF By Shelly Klein, MD What is a Tongue-Tie? Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is a common abnormality from birth where the tissue under the tongue (lingual frenum) is

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Article Summary. In order to rebuild the necessary orofacial function in children and adult patients, an extensive tongue-tie functional release includes the mandatory pre- and post frenectomy myofunctional therapy and the SuperPulse CO2 Laser frenectomy, preferably under topical anesthesia and combined with Tongue Movement Assessment for Ideal Release to achieve optimal function.

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There appears to be a relationship between maxillary lip tie (ankyloglossia and shortened maxillary labial frenula) and AIR. Treatment of these infants with a relatively simple frenotomy procedure may reduce or eliminate reflux. As a result, many of these infants may be spared from invasive testing or medications that have been shown to have potentially significant side effects.

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