Thursday, March 18, 2021

What Is Ankyloglossia?

 Ankyloglossia is also known as tongue-tie or anchored tongue.

Tongue-tied is a short, thick band of tissue that is connected to the bottom of the tongue's tip to the floor of the mouth. This condition limits the tongue's range of motion.

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Being tongue-tied in some cases can have serious effects on a person, by affecting the way a person eats, speaks, and even swallow. Not all cases are that way, some non-serious problems can be having difficulty sticking out his/her tongue or simply eating an ice cream cone.

Tongue-tie can be fixed by a simple surgical procedure and the recovery time is only about 24 hours.

I personally am tongue-tied and I experience non-serious problems such as; I can not lick an ice cream cone very well and I can not stick out my tongue past my lips. I have thought about getting the tongue release surgery but since I'm not having serious problems I don't see why I need that done at this point.

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