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Short Sublingual Frenulum or Ankyloglossia

Surgery that resolves ankyloglossia or short sublingual frenulum leaves a few stitches that go from the tip of the tongue to the base of the mouth. Scabs in the mouth may look yellow or white, but it does not mean that the area is infected. You should avoid eating acidic food such as oranges, lemon or tomato. Note that the tip of the tongue is loose and is not stuck behind the teeth. After surgery, speech therapy is necessary to re-educate the movements of the tongue.

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