A tongue tie is a condition that restricts the tongue's range of motion. This condition is present at birth. A short, tight band of tissues tethers the tongue's tip to the floor of the mouth. It can affect how a child eats and speaks and can interfere with breastfeeding.
This can be performed a neonate (baby) in the procedure room of our practice or as an inpatient at the Mater Hospital for patients' over the age of two.
Not all tongue tie's can be repaired by our surgeon, it depends on the degree of the tongue tie and the position of the tie. A consultation is performed and treatment options are discussed, if the procedure can be performed it is done on the same day for neonates (baby).