Dr. Lee welcomes children with oral and maxillofacial needs to his practice.
One oral problem seen in childhood is the medical term ankyloglossia, also know as being “tongue-tied.” This disturbing problem is easily cured with a simple surgical procedure to release the tip of the tongue so that the child may speak words freely. Failure to identify this problem early in childhood results in children being treated many hours by speech therapists without improvement in pronunciation. Since this is a physical ailment, resulting in the tongue being anchored to the floor of the mouth, the correct treatment is a lingual frenectomy. This allows the child to immediately pronounce words that he or she could not pronounce before.