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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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My daughter just had a tongue tie release surgery, and the doctor put stitches. What will happen next? What should she eat/do? She says it hurts.

Should get better: Ask your surgeon if there are specific questions. Generally a little oragel numbing gel under the tongue as needed can help, as can tylenol alternated with ibuprofen. The stitches are likely absorbable and will "pop" out over the next 2-7 days. If they pop sooner and leave a gap, don't worry. It will look white-yellow for the next week or so which is normal. Then it should return to normal. ...Read more

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6m old daughter had tongue tie release surgery under GA.  she has developed distinct red under-eye patches, like dark eye circles. Is it normal?

6m old daughter had tongue tie release surgery under GA.  she has developed distinct red under-eye patches, like dark eye circles. Is it normal?

Red under eyes: This is not related to the procedure. MOre than likely she had her eyes taped shut during the procedure and this has irritated the skin causing this. ...Read more

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Hi i am 28 yrs old, i having tongue tie problem as once I got surgery 6year back. Now again i facing hard speech issue and tongue tie ...please advise?

Hi i am 28 yrs old, i having tongue tie problem as once I got surgery 6year back. Now again i facing hard speech issue and tongue tie ...please advise?

Unusual: Surgical reshaping of the tag of tissue under your tongue, the mandibular lingual frenum, is a permanent change. Lack of tongue mobility and speech alterations are troubling signs. You need to see an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon or an ear/nose/throat specialist immediately . This can't wait. ...Read more

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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

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Please suggest, which operation is better and more effective for tongue tie with less pain? 1. Laser surgery or 2. Scissor surgery

Please suggest, which operation is better and more effective for tongue tie with less pain?

1. Laser surgery
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2. Scissor surgery

Laser: Laser will usually cauterize as it cuts - more sterile, less bleeding, less swelling, less discomfort afterwards. Should apply barrier such as petroleum jelly to incision to prevent reattachment. ...Read more

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Tongue tie and two lip ties.Doesn't affect speech.What is the surgery procedure for this? Will it change my speech or alter my lip/mouth without ties?

Tongue tie and two lip ties.Doesn't affect speech.What is the surgery procedure for this? Will it change my speech or alter my lip/mouth without ties?

See Oral Surgeon: It would be best to see an oral surgeon who can actually examine you and first determine whether or not you would benefit from any surgical procedure. There may be a periodontal reason for surgery as well. If needed, the os can answer all your questions better than we can. In general it's a simple procedure and will not affect speech, etc. ...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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After tongue surgery I have develop a copper tongue. Why?

After tongue surgery I have develop a copper tongue. Why?

Oral hygiene: If it is cause by oral rinse like chlorohexidine, a common medicine often prescribed after any oral surgery as its side effect, there is nothing to worry about. It is also possible cause by plaque accumunation or certain medications you are taking. Please consult your dentist if that is a concern for you. ...Read more

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