Painkillers and Tongue Tie Treatment

People sometimes ask me why I don’t use local analgesia before a tongue tie division. Although there are a handful of hospitals in the UK that do use local analgesics in younger babies for scissors frenulotomy, most don’t.

What is the difference between ‘anterior’ and ‘posterior’ tongue tie?

Tongue tie is a condition in which the frenulum, the thin band of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is too short, tight or far forward. This can restrict the tongue’s range of motion and cause a difficulty feeding