What is Ankyloglossia?

Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie, is a congenital oral anomaly which may decrease mobility of the tongue tip. It is caused by an unusually short, thick lingual frenulum, a membrane connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Ankyloglossia varies in degree of severity from mild cases characterized by mucous membrane bands to complete ankyloglossia .

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Can someone with ankyloglossia become a speech therapist ?

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Ankyloglossia ( tongue tie ) affect speech.

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Ankyloglossia ( tongue tie ) affect speech of...

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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...

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1. At the age of 26, a tongue tie release is a very simple procedure.

2. If you can protrude the tip of your tongue...

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my one year old grandson's tongue is constantly kind of hanging out his mouth and he isn't really saying anything. I am worried because his uncle,...

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Yes , there is a likelihood that your grandson could be having a tongue - tie .

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