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Might getting surgery for my tongue tied problem effect my speech?

Might getting surgery for my tongue tied problem effect my speech?

Usually Yes: It tends to make your speech more clear for you to speak and for other people to understand what you say. This is because your tongue can now touch the proper areas of the teeth and mouth to actually make the correct sounds possible. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Webb
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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Lactation problems occur when the mother has difficulty producing or maintaining enough breast ...Read more


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At what age is a frenectomy performed for a “tongue tied” baby? If a baby is born “tongue tied, ” how early is a frenectomy performed to correct the problem?

At what age is a frenectomy performed for a “tongue tied” baby? If a baby is born “tongue tied, ” how early is a frenectomy performed to correct the problem?

Can be done at birth: If there are feeding issues it can be done at birth. Pediatric ents are often comfortable doing this if pediatricians aren't. I do them all the time for this reason in clinic. If there aren't symptoms, it's your choice to do it or wait and see if other issues develop such as speech problems, issues with brushing teeth or licking an ice cream cone. See http://lowmilksupply.Org/tonguetie.Shtml. ...Read more

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How can I feed my tongue-tied baby?

How can I feed my tongue-tied baby?

Clip the tongue tie: Some babies are born with an extra piece of tissue anchoring the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Occasionally this restricts tongue movement enough to interfer with nursing. Your pediatrician (or sometimes an ear, nose, throat specialist) can simply cut the excess tissue and fix the problem in a few seconds. Until then feed your baby expressed breastmilk with a syringe or bottle. ...Read more

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Help please! is getting your tongue clipped/tongue tied real?

Help please! is getting your tongue clipped/tongue tied real?

The procedure: Is a lingual frenectomy and it is real. Your dentist of orthodontist can diagnose if it is an issue and whether a release procedure is indicated. The condition is known as ankyloglossia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What surgeries treat ankyloglossia (tongue tied)?

What surgeries treat ankyloglossia (tongue tied)?

Frenulotomy: The common procedure for tongue tie is called a frenulotomy, which cuts back the fibrous attachment leaving some behind.A frenulectomy would be a more extensive procedure. If done in the newborn period this is rather simple, if older, it often requires more involved assistance/anesthesia. ...Read more

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What surgeries treat ankyloglossia (tongue tied)?

What surgeries treat ankyloglossia (tongue tied)?

Frenulotomy: The common procedure for tongue tie is called a frenulotomy, which cuts back the fibrous attachment leaving some behind.A frenulectomy would be a more extensive procedure. If done in the newborn period this is rather simple, if older, it often requires more involved assistance/anesthesia. ...Read more

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How would doctors fix my ankyloglossia (tongue tied)?

How would doctors fix my ankyloglossia (tongue tied)?

Simple procedure: The repair can be as simple as just snipping it under local or performing a frenoplasty where it is sectioned and tissue rearranged to lengthen the area. You should speak with an ENT doctor if you would like something done. ...Read more

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What causes me to be tongue tied and pain in lingual frenulum?

What causes me to be tongue tied and pain in lingual frenulum?

Genetic: A tongue tie is a genetic condition. It may or may not be at all symptomatic. However if you have a rogue tie and it stretches or slightly tears it can be very uncomfortable. A small tear or injury can lead to an ulcer and significant pain. If it is a significant problem for you then i can be easily corrected by an ENT doctor or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Do people get tongue-tied surgeries anymore?

Do people get tongue-tied surgeries anymore?

Babies: Some babies have difficulty latching on for breast feeding. The surgery may help. There is no benefit for speech health, despite some popular beliefs. Some dental believes that the surgery may protect vs. Pushing the teeth outwards. In any case, very few children need this surgery, but some. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you're tongue tied, does it restrict you from french kissing?

YES: You cannot extend your tongue as far if tongue tied. If it is really important, a minor procedure can release the tongue. Enjoy! ...Read more