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TONGUE TIE RELEASE Q&A;
If you or your infant experience tongue-tie, a condition in which connective tissues beneath the tongue cause abnormal restriction, rely on Inspira Advanced Dentistry, with two offices in San Jose and another in Saratoga, California. The expert dental team offers tongue-tie release to help your tongue move freely and reduce crippling symptoms. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
What is tongue-tie release?
If you have tongue-tie, your tongue’s movement is limited by abnormal tissues that connect the tongue to the surface of your mouth. The condition shows up in babies, children, and adults. Tongue-tie release is a procedure your dentist uses to alter the tissues in your mouth. The procedure frees up your restricted tongue, allowing you to eat, chew, and speak more easily.
What are the benefits of tongue-tie release?
The many benefits offered by tongue-tie release include:
- Less pain
- Improved speech
- Easier chewing
- Improved sipping
- Less teeth crowding
- Improved swallowing
- Easier breastfeeding in infants
- Lower risk of sleep apnea
- Lower risk of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Improved nutrition and weight gain in infants
Tongue-tie release is a fast, painless treatment that can produce dramatic results for you or your baby’s health and quality of life. It makes latching on easier during infant feedings.
Is tongue-tie release right for my child or me?
To determine if you or your child is a candidate for tongue-tie release at Inspira Advanced Dentistry, your provider discusses their oral health history and symptoms and examines the mouth, tongue, and connective tissues. They might also take dental X-rays before discussing tongue-tie release procedures in detail and letting you know what to expect during treatment.
What happens during tongue-tie release procedures?
During the first step of tongue-tie release, your Inspira Advanced Dentistry specialist administers a local anesthetic to avoid any discomfort. They remove abnormal connective tissue beneath the tongue that restricts movement. Tongue-tie release usually lasts just a few minutes.
What should I expect after tongue-tie release?
Tongue-tie release treatment is simple. Babies can resume breastfeeding without delay afterward. Myofunctional therapy at Inspira Advanced Dentistry enhances the benefits of tongue-tie release and lessens discomfort. This therapy helps correct improper tongue movement and improve mouth function.
If you or a loved one experiences tongue-tie and you’re interested in tongue-tie release, call the Inspira Advanced Dentistry office nearest you or book an appointment online today.