Tongue Tie Release Treatment Service Arizona

What is a Tongue Tie?

A tongue tie is a condition in which tongue movement is limited due to the thick and tight deformed lingual frenulum, known as ankyloglossia or tongue tie. The lingual frenulum is a small tissue band that connects the tongue’s underside to the mouth’s floor.

The lingual frenulum often contracts in the unborn child in their mother’s womb during growth. Up to 10% of the infants are born with ankyloglossia.

When someone has a tongue tie, it makes daily routine activities such as speaking, swallowing, and feeding challenging.

Types of Tongue Tie

Two significant types of ankyloglossia make the treatment easy or hard. Although tongue tie issues can be mild, moderate, or severe, their types include:

  • Posterior: Its location is the mouth’s rear, making it harder to identify.
  • Anterior: Easily visible near the front of the mouth or tongue.

Warning Signs and Symptoms:

The first sign of tongue tie in babies is difficulty latching, followed by fussy behavior and irritability. Moreover, they face colic and show slow weight gain, which makes it alarming for the patients.

Some of the common signs and symptoms of tongue tie in infants include the following:

  • Making clicking sounds while breastfeeding
  • Fussy reactions during feeding
  • Smaller than average tongue size
  • Difficulty in moving the tongue
  • Swelling in the neck region
  • No weight gain
  • Disturbed sleep patterns

Younger kids may show the following signs:

  • Speech problems
  • Difficulty in swallowing food
  • Trouble blowing bubbles
  • Trouble smiling and laughing
  • Dental issues
  • Difficulty in blowing candles
  • Disturbed sleep

In adults, the signs include severe headache, neck and shoulder pain, sleep apnea, and tension.

Mouth breathing, tongue slipping down the throat, and occluding airways during sleep are significant signs.

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What’s the Solution?

We offer special procedures for tongue tie release. Our specialized team of dentists and orthodontics thoroughly examines the child’s mouth and determines the treatment needed for a better solution.

Laser Frenectomy

One of the famous procedures known as a frenectomy, the gold standard for tongue tie, is performed by a specialized team of pediatric dentists. This procedure delicately and carefully loosens the frenulum to improve tongue movement in everyday activities.

Laser-assisted Frenectomy

If your kid requires laser-assisted frenectomy, our experts will attend to your kid accordingly to preserve their beautiful smile.

This approach has pros compared to traditional frenectomy as there is less bleeding, reduced pain, and faster recovery- in addition, it is 100% safe and practical, making it a better choice for outstanding results.

Bring your kid to PVPD if you think your kid is having difficulty eating or talking.

We will utilize all our resources and will take enough time to assess your kid. We would love to hear your concerns, and our specialists will recommend treatment choices with all the freedom to choose nothing but the best for your kid.


If you think your kid shows signs of tongue tie during feeding, speech, and sleep, your concern might be right. You can ease your kid’s eating difficulties with the proper assessment and support.

Brighten your kid’s smile by diagnosing and treating the primary issue. Further, from when you book a consultation until your kid’s follow-up treatment, know that your kid is safe.

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