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Lingual Frenectomy for Adults


Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is a condition where the tongue is tied to the lower mouth area by extra tissue called lingual frenulum. Left untreated, the condition causes issues in health, speech, and overall quality of life. There are many adults that have this issue. Unfortunately, they have lived all of their lives struggling with daily tasks like eating, speaking, and more. Our office can help by performing a lingual frenectomy to remove the extra piece of tissue using a soft tissue laser. Speak to us today!


What are the symptoms?


      Unable to speak clearly

      Pain in neck, head, jaw


      Oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease

      Indigestion due to poorly chewed food


      Crowded teeth

      Low self-esteem due to speaking and eating issues


What causes this condition?


The lingual frenulum is suppose to separate before birth. Unfortunately, some babies are born with it and continue to live with the condition throughout adulthood. The actual cause is unknown but some believe that it is related to genetics.


If you are an adult suffering from tongue-tie, please contact our office today. A lingual frenectomy is a quick, painless procedure that will relieve your current complications like eating and speaking. Just call (781) 861-7645 or request an appointment online.

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