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Tied tongue procedure?

Tied tongue procedure?

Frenectomy: Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that typically relieves the attachment of the bottom of the tongue to the lower jaw. Today, with the technology utilizing soft tissue lasers, this can done very comfortably with local anesthetics without any post op bleeding. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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Can lingual frenectomy correct a tied tongue?

Can lingual frenectomy correct a tied tongue?

Yes: An oral surgeon, periodontist, and a general dentist all can perform a frenectomy. If you go to a clinician that has a laser, the healing of the frenectomy is much quicker. Ask your clinician as to whether they have a soft tissue laser with which they can perform this procedure. ...Read more

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Tongue splitting procedure?

Tongue splitting procedure?

A snake's tonque: Tongue splitting , also known as tongue bifurcation is an extreme body modification during which the tongue is split from the tip back about 1 - 2 inchs by surgical cutting to give an impression of a snake's tongue. ...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 is the surgical procedure involved in tongue-tie ankyloglossia?

What is the surgical procedure involved in tongue-tie ankyloglossia?

Easy overall: Generally, in young babies this is done with a snip in clinic under local anesthetic. In older babies and young children it is done in the operating room with anesthetic gas and a snip, possibly with melting sutures. In teens and adults, it can often be done in clinic with some numbing medicine and a snip. I'd put a few melting stitches as well. You can return to work right after. ...Read more

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4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

Maby: Most speech and language specialists will do an oral motor exam as part of their evaluation. If the tip if the child's tongue can easily reach the sites within the mouth needed to form the letters a frenulotomy may not help. If you haven't had a speech evaluation done, i would do so. The therapist can help you decide to proceed with the procedure if they feel it would be helpful. ...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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Can undissolved stiches cause some discomfort numbness, stiffened tip & base of nose after a septoplasty/inferior turb surgery? I'm 14 days post.

Can undissolved stiches cause some discomfort numbness, stiffened tip & base of nose after a septoplasty/inferior turb surgery? I'm 14 days post.

Potentially: You can expect swelling after an extensive septal surgery; sutures that were placed can accentuate it somewhat, but the majority is likely related to the surgery itself. Close followup with your surgeon is necessary so he/she can help manage the swelling in the postoperative period. ...Read more

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How effective is having a lingual frenectomy to correct a tied tongue?

How effective is having a lingual frenectomy to correct a tied tongue?

Very effective: If the frenum is the problem, the procedure can work extremely well for increasing range of motion. The procedure tends to be fairly short and the results are almost immediate. ...Read more

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Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic separating ?

Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic  separating ?

Internet Diagnosis: Can't help you unfortunately. Even the best internet doctors and dentists can't replace one on one doctor\patient exams and evaluations. I have no idea what your ? Is nor what the doctors who already saw you found or said. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Lingual frenectomy surgery..What is involved?

Lingual frenectomy surgery..What is involved?

Not much: Assuming the surgery is for tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), the surgery is pretty straight forward. In adults, the procedure can be done in clinic but in kids, the surgery is done in the or. It involves cutting the frenulum to free up the tongue and then several absorbable stitches. You would need a soft diet for 1-2 weeks and the pain is tolerable enough where most adults will need non-narcotics. ...Read more

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Labial frenectomy surgery before or after braces?

Labial frenectomy surgery before or after braces?

During: Discuss this w qualified orthodontic specialist before having any rx accomlished. 1) braces 2) move teeth into ideal positions 3) have gum/bone reshaped 4) hold teeth until tissues heal before removing braces. ...Read more

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Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?

Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?

Post- operative: healing and rehab takes one full year with any reconstruction. After that point, if patients that are still having pain, return of deformity or non-optimal results I would discuss possible surgical intervention. If you would like a 2nd opinion for a review of post-surgical xrays and possible treatment options currently and/or future treatments, please consult me! ...Read more

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How good are tongue ties in preventing soft palate displacement?

How good are tongue ties in preventing soft palate displacement?

OSA: In normal anatomical and physiological condition soft palate not supposed to touch the base of our tongue. Enlargement or swelling of the soft palate could be caused by OSA. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer. OSA is a serious medical condition and you should see your PCP for referral to sleep study and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a black hairy tongue and bypass surgery be related?

Maybe: It could be related to antibiotics, if used during the hospitalization. It could be a yeast or candida infection of the tongue, easily corrected with an oral yeast medication or lozenge. Check with your doctor soon. ...Read more