Is it mandatory to get tongue tie removed?

Q. Is it mandatory to get tongue tie removed?

Answered by
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 24, 2018

Hello doctor,

My daughter was recently told by her dentist she has tongue tie (ankyloglossia). She has never felt discomfort from it and it has never caused her to have any issues. Is it mandatory she gets it removed?



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I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your daughter.

Tongue tie is an anatomical defect that means if it hinders in speech, eating, swallowing or there are many carious teeth in the mouth it has to be corrected. In case there is no problem, there is no need to relieve it. Also, there is nothing to remove, a small cut is enough to relieve it. If you face a further problem or need more accurate suggestions, upload certain photos, from different angles. I will provide you a better opinion. According to your description, I think she does not need.

For more information consult a dentist online -->

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