We often talk about tongue tie as an issue that primarily affects children. While it’s true that babies benefit tremendously from tongue-tie release, that doesn’t mean that adults might not also benefit.
Doctors routinely performed Tongue-tie release to support breastfeeding. When breastfeeding fell out of favor, so did tongue-tie release. For decades, children didn’t get tongue-tie release. Many adults don’t realize that they have symptoms of tongue-tie. Here are some of the benefits you could enjoy when you get tongue-tie release as an adult.
TMJ Pain Relief
It’s hard to appreciate how closely interrelated the jaw system is. The tongue has a vital role in the system, and when its movement is restricted, it can’t perform the function. When people have a tongue-tie, they might experience many symptoms related to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ / TMD).
The most noticeable TMJ symptom people experience with tongue-tie is often pain. This pain is because other muscles have to perform extra work to make up for the tongue’s restricted movement. This can include jaw pain, neck pain, and headaches. Getting tongue-tie release makes it easier for the tongue to participate in regular jaw movements. This can not only help the jaw move more smoothly, but it can also take the burden off of other muscles. Painful tension will decrease, reducing or eliminating sore muscles.