Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

122 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Infant having tongue tie. Is there any complication?

Answered by
Dr. Hema Yadav

Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases

Practicing since :2005

Answered : 1528 Questions

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2013 in Dental Health
Question: Hi there I'm having trouble with my 22 month old daughter who has something this is attached from the tip of her tongue to the back of her front bottom teeth. I want to know what is it
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
Your daughter has probably a tongue tie which is a band of tissue connecting the tip of tongue to the floor of mouth.
However without an examination it would be difficult to comment on it.
The medical term for it is ankyloglossia and it's usually a congenital problem ( since birth).
In order to guide you in the best way,
I would like to know the following,
1. The detailed description or picture of the tongue tie.
2. When did you notice it first ?
3. What problems are associated with it? Wether difficulty in speaking , eating ?
4 . Wether your baby has been examined by her pediatrician or undergone any tests ?
Kindly get back to me as soon as feasible,
Awaiting your response,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Ankyloglossia

doctor1 MD

My duaghter is 8 years old and her tongue is stuck to the bottom of her mouth. I think its refered to as tongue tied . She is batling to pronounce th an t sounds and she cant really stick her tongue far out. Is corective surgery possible and is it risky in any way?

doctor1 MD

i don't think i'm tongue tied. i have fine mobility of my tongue and it's not heart shaped but when i french kiss (i've never before) i wonder if i will be limited because although my frenulum has never caused me speech problems or anything like that, it is a little short and wide not nearly as long as most people's. will i not be able to french kiss as well? like deep throat?

doctor1 MD

Can someone with ankyloglossia become a speech therapist ?

doctor1 MD

I am a 26 years old guy. I have my tongue tied ( Ankyloglossia ). Somehow it was not detected in the childhood. But now i feel quite embarrassed because of the pronunciation and speech disorder because of tongue tied. Is it curable through surgery...

doctor1 MD

hi,at the base of my tounge ,skinn is thickening and sometime when iam talking its make me some may have the size of 1.5mm and it at the left side of my tounge and nearer to the middle.iam 26 years old lady and mother of a 3 years boy.there s no other difficulties i have now.but iam very much worrying whether it is a cancer .my email id is YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD son just made 12 years old, and he has delayed speech with certain letters, t, r...he goes to speech therapy at school but I always though the movement of his tongue is different. I came across an article on tongue tied and frenuloplasty, and thought this could be the issue. I m taking him to his primary doctor tomorrow, and he also has braces now so I will definitely consult with the orthodontist too. What doctor performs frenuloplasty surgery?