What is a Toungue tie?
A Toungue tie or ankyloglossia occurs when there is an abnormal band of thick tissue, also known as the frenum, which is located below the Toungue
What other problems can arise from having a Toungue tie?
Having a Toungue tie can create speech difficulties, malocclusion, and gum recession
Types of Toungue tie.
- Partial: - When the frenum has limited Toungue movement it is considered a partial ankyloglossia.
- Complete: - if the Toungue appears to be fused to the floor of the mouth it is then considered to be a total ankyloglossia. This is known as a posterior Toungue tie
What is a lip tie?
An upper lip tie is present when the upper lip is lifted and the band of connective tissue (frenum) is tight, causing the gums to turn white. There are four classifications for lip tie, ranging from mild to severe
The four classes are: mucosal, gingival, papillary, and papilla penetrating. A lip tie can occur on either, the upper lip, the lower lip, or both. Often a lip tie accompanies a Toungue tie
How the treatment is done?
At cosmodent we don't use the old scissor and blade to treat a Toungue tie or lip tie. We practice laser treatment.
Advantages of laser treatment.
using a laser. With using a laser, there is less pain, less bleeding, and no need for sutures. This translates to faster healing and in most cases quicker resolution to the problem. This form of treatment usually requires using just a topical anesthetic and occasionally, a local anesthetic