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Tongue Tie Surgery

A tongue tie or lip tie (ankyloglossia) is a congenital condition in which the strip of tissue (lingual frenulum) beneath the tongue is shorter or tighter than usual. This restricts the tongue’s full range of motion, potentially impacting various functions.

In infants, it can lead to breastfeeding difficulties, causing pain for the nursing parent and hampering the baby’s ability to latch properly. As children grow, untreated tongue ties may result in speech difficulties, oral hygiene challenges, and difficulties with solid foods.

For some, it may cause discomfort or limitations in tongue movement.

lip tie in most babies

Infant or Baby's Tongue Tie

Common Presentation:

Breastfeeding Issues

  • Difficulty latching or baby fuss on the breast
  • Shallow latch
  • Frequent breaks during feeding
  • Nipple pain and damage to the mother

Bottle Feeding Challenges

  • Struggle with sucking properly from a bottle,
  • Difficulty in gaining weight
  • Choking on milk
  • Reflux or spitting out more than usual milk
  • Gassy baby
  • Clicking sound on drinking
  • Lip blisters

Child's Tongue Tie

Common Presentation:

  • Limited tongue movement
  • Heart shaped tongue
  • Unclear speech (poor speech articulation)
  • Picky eating habits
  • Gag easily or vomits frequently
  • Open mouth posture
lip tie in older children
lip tie in adults

Adult's Tongue Tie

Common Presentation:

  • Speech articulation limited
  • Limited tongue movement
  • Oral hygiene issues
  • Eating and swallowing difficulties
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Sleep difficulties (snoring, teeth grinding, sleep apnea, poor quality sleep, feeling fatigued or brain fog)
  • Trouble swallowing pills,
  • Speech difficulties (gets tired when talking, mumbling, stuttering, or a history of speech therapy or speech delay as a child)

How is tongue tie treated?

1. Consult with a trained healthcare provider.

2. Functional assessment.

3. Discuss symptoms.

4. Consider treatment options.

Ankyloglossia Surgery or Tongue Tie Operation

At Hello Dental, we exclusively utilise laser tongue tie surgery.

  1. Precision: Laser procedures are highly precise and can target specific tissues with minimal damage to surrounding areas.
  2. Less Bleeding: Laser treatment typically causes less bleeding compared to traditional scalpel techniques because the laser clots blood vessels as it cuts.
  3. Reduced Infection Risk: The heat from the laser also reduces the risk of infection.
  4. Faster Healing: Many patients experience faster healing with laser treatment, as it promotes tissue regeneration and minimizes scarring.
  5. Less Discomfort: Laser procedures are often associated with less postoperative pain and discomfort.
before tongue tie treatment


after tongue tie procedure


Not all tongue tie needs to be released!

Every individual’s condition varies. It’s important to seek a thorough assessment from a qualified healthcare provider.

how is tongue tie diagnosed
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What Our Clinic has to offer

Holistic Specialist

Our dentist don't just look at your gums and teeth - we look at your overall well-being.

We want all our patients to breathe right & function optimally.

Multi-Disciplinary Procedure

We work alongside ENT, Bodyworker, therapist, and lactation consultant as our body function as a system.

To achieve holistic goals, it has to be holistic approach.

Cosy Environment

Our dental clinic is design NOT to look like a clinic - when you & your child steps in, it feels like home.

You get a sense of calmness.

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Client Testimonials

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My daughter (almost 2 months at the time) came here for a tongue release procedure. Can't say enough good things about Dr Gin, We especially love that Dr Gin ALWAYS spoke to my daughter as her own person, never speaking to her through mummy or daddy. This small habit told us that she loved and really knew how to communicate with children. We have recommended many friends to Hello Dental, and will return in the future when the need arises for us, even though we stay so far away in Sg Buloh
Lionel Ngion
I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for the excellent care you have provided for my child's teeth. As a parent, it means the world to me to know that my child's dental health is in such capable and caring hands.

Your kindness and patience during our visits have been greatly appreciated, and your expertise and professionalism have given me the confidence that my child's dental health is being well taken care of. Your dedication to your profession is truly remarkable, and we feel blessed to have you as our dentist.

Once again, I want to say a heartfelt thank you for all that you do. Your care and attention have made such a positive impact on my child's life, and we are truly grateful for it.
Liow QY
We were recommended to Dr Gin for a frenotomy procedure for our baby boy. She was very professional and patient in explaining the procedure so that we could make the most informed decision. There was also thorough follow up. Overall we were comforted by her competence and her compassion, would definitely recommend her! 🙂
Evelyn Teh