What does the operation involve?

November 1, 2019

The sublingual gland is removed under a general anaesthetic, i.e.: you are put to sleep completely.

The operation involves making a cut around 2cm long (1ยฝ”) underneath the tongue on the inside of the lower teeth.

Once the gland has been removed the incision is held together again with stitches. These are usually dissolvable but may take several weeks to disappear.

Could you be covered?

Recognised by major healthcare providers

Nicholas Lee: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Sheffield UK