A 46-year-old male asked:
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3yr. old daughter has speech delay. would a frenectomy help her?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Most garbled speech in a 3yo has less to do with the tongue than on the manner the kid started using words. If the tip of the tongue can touch the top of the mouth & jut out past the lower teeth, it is unlikely a frenulotomy would be needed. If you contact the "child find " program in your location they should assess your childs speech & advise you on her needs.
Answered on Aug 8, 2012
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