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Tongue Tie in Verona and Westfield, NJ

Tongue Tie

If you have limited tongue movement due to tongue tie, highly trained dentists Shalom Mintz and Dale Rosenbach are here for you. At New Jersey Dental Specialists in Verona and Westfield, NJ, we offer tongue tie procedures that improve tongue range of motion and your ability to chew and speak clearly. Call our office to learn more about tongue tie release or make an appointment online today.


Tongue Tie in Verona and Westfield, NJ

  • What is tongue tie?

    Tongue tie is a condition that is present at birth and restricts tongue movement and range of motion. The band of tissue below the tongue (lingual frenulum) that holds it in place is shorter, tighter, or thicker than it’s supposed to be in the case of tongue tie.
    When left untreated, the condition can cause problems with chewing, swallowing, speaking clearly, or other oral health issues.

  • What are the symptoms of tongue tie?

    Common symptoms associated with tongue tie include:
    ● Difficulty lifting your tongue.● Problems moving your tongue from side to side.● A tongue that appears heart-shaped.● Difficulty eating in babies.● Problems speaking, chewing, or swallowing.
    In babies, tongue tie can cause problems during breastfeeding. It might negatively affect speech development in young children. Tongue tie can make it difficult for you or your child to maintain exceptional oral hygiene.

  • What are the risk factors for tongue tie?

    If you have tongue tie, chances are you were born with the condition. Anyone can develop it, but tongue tie is more common in boys than in girls. Your risk of developing tongue tie increases with family history of the condition.

  • How does my provider diagnose tongue tie?

    We will review your symptoms and oral health history with you to find out if you have tongue tie and develop a treatment plan if needed. We will examine your mouth, including your tongue, teeth, and gums to tailor a treatment that’s best for you or your child’s personalized needs.

  • How does my dentist treat tongue tie?

    The most common treatment for tongue tie is to remove or cut through tight tissue bands that constrict tongue movement. Our team first numbs the treatment area, offers a sedative if needed, and alters targeted tissues using specialized dental tools.
    After the procedure, follow all post-surgery instructions to ensure proper healing. You might need complete tongue exercises to minimize scarring and maximize the range of motion after surgery.

If you or your child experiences negative effects from tongue tie and you’re interested in treatment, call any of our offices or make an appointment online.

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To schedule an appointment as a new or returning patient, call the nearest Dental Specialists of New Jersey location or make one online today.