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ADULT TONGUE TIE “TONGUE TIE ADULTS TEST”

ADULT TONGUE TIE (LINGUAL FRENULUM)

Tongue tie, commonly referred to as Ankyloglossia, is a string of tissue called frenulum. This frenulum connects the underside of the tongue to the mouth’s floor and can be seen under the tongue through a mirror. The frenulum tissue can restrict the movements of the tongue and cause speech problems in adults, breathing, swallowing, eating, drinking, chewing, jaw growth, posture, and digestion.

tongue tie in babies

ADULT LIP TIE (LABIAL FRENULUM)

Lip tie is a similar band of tissue, called the labial frenulum, that adheres the lip to the gums at a level much higher than normal. This can lead to a gap in between upper front teeth, cavities, inability to close the lips without strain, and speech difficulties.

lip tie in babies

ADULT TONGUE TIE CAUSES

While there are various theories and research behind it, the exact causes of tongue ties are not known yet. Researchers suggest that the tongue tie may be hereditary or due to a defect in cellular apoptosis. Additionally, boys have been found to be more susceptible to having a tongue tie.

ADULT TONGUE TIE SYMPTOMS

Mouth Breathing

Noisy breathing or Snoring

Sleep apnea

Clenching and grinding their teeth

Eating slowly or gulping big chunks of food

Difficulty swallowing or tongue thrusting

Incorrect facial and jaw development

Tingling in calves and feet

Deep palate

Crooked teeth

Speech problems in adults

Acid Reflux

Orofacial pain and TMJ dysfunction

Headaches, shoulder, neck and back pain

Tightness in the chest

Pronated feet

ADULT TONGUE TIE DIAGNOSIS

Adult tongue ties may be found when looking for causes of TMD/orofacial pain, clenching of teeth, snoring, disturbed sleep and breathing, poorly developed jaw growth, and teeth alignment and speech problems in adults. There are also other signs beyond just the appearance of the tongue on the face and body that only a well-trained professional can assess. Several related issues stem from tongue restriction, including the airway, posture, and sleep, which is why a comprehensive functional assessment of the tongue is essential.

Adult tongue ties may be found when searching for the causes of,

TMD/orofacial pain

Clenching of teeth

Snoring

Disturbed sleeping

Breathing issues

Poorly developed jaw growth and Teeth Alignment

Speech problems in adults


Other adult tongue tie symptoms are beyond the appearance of the tongue, including the airway, posture, and sleep. These tongue tie symptoms can only be assessed by skilled tongue tie specialist. For a quick assessment, take this tongue tie adults test.

Dr. Ankita Shah
Dr. Shah is
Laser Certified
by Global Laser Oral Health,
(GLOH), LLC to perform laser
frenectomies.

Dr. Ankita Shah

ADULT TONGUE TIE TREATMENT

An adult tongue tie specialist determines the right tongue tie treatment option after considering several factors, such as,

The patient’s medical history

Clinical examination

The severity of the condition

In our practice, we use the Functional Frenuloplasty procedure to release tongue ties for adults. This unique and functional approach for tongue tie surgery in adults was established by globally renowned ENT & sleep surgeon Dr. Soroush Zaghi of Breathe Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Ankita Shah has trained for this tongue surgery in adults under Dr. Zaghi and is India’s only Ambassador of The Breathe Institute.

Our tongue-tie surgery in adults is based on precision: which is releasing the appropriate extent of tissues for maximal relief, not too much or too little. The success of our practice is based on our ability to provide effective and a complete release of tethered oral tissues by incorporating a multidisciplinary protocol that integrates myofunctional therapy (and sometimes physical therapy) both before, during, and after surgery. You also need to undergo physical therapy rehabilitation after the surgery for your muscle-balance-posture is retrained.

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