In a study done in USA, in the University of Cincinnati published in 2002 there is a total prevalence of tongue tie in 18% of the total children population.
Tongue tie often is a neglected condition in rural scenario.
All the paediatric patients attending the ENT Department with tongue tie at Vellore Medical College who had given informed consent were included in the study.
In ancient times, tongue tie has been reported to be released with finger nails of mid-wives 7.
Children with liver and renal diseases; those with any bleeding disorders and tongue tie along with other congenital anomalies i.e.
Table 1: Main parental concerns in children with tongue tie.
(2005) IPG 149 Division of ankyloglossia (tongue tie
) for breastfeeding--guidance.
For the tongue tie, a cut along the ventral surface of the tongue and along the floor of the oral cavity, but not between the submandibular ducts, was made.
Not only does tongue tie cause dental problems but very early in life the condition is associated with breast feeding problems as it can cause soreness and pain for the mother.
The trainer added: "He was getting his tongue over the bit and running off line in any direction, so we put a tongue tie
on because if he did that in a race you wouldn't know what he'd do.
"With growing animal welfare activities, especially in Germany, there was no possibility of allowing the use of tongue ties to continue."
Tongue ties, or straps, are in regular use in Britain.