Laser Surgery-Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala.
Ankyloglossia or tongue-tie, occurs in patients whose lingual frenum is short and tight resulting in decreased mobility of the tongue.
Tongue-tie is generally diagnosed in childhood and symptoms include: Interference with feeding in infants. There are infants who cannot suck toddlers who cannot chew, children who cannot lick ice creams, and children and adults who are disadvantaged by their poor speech.
Tongue-tie is more commonly found in boys (60%) and there will often be other family members who have had this problem. The most immediate impact of tongue-tie is on the baby\’s ability to breastfeed effectively. There may be an affect on ongoing oral hygiene. The effect of tongue-tie on speech development remains controversial.
You can test for a tongue tie by having your child stick out his tongue. If he can\’t do so or if when he does so the tip is held back â€“ looking like a sort of W shape at the tip rather than a V shape â€“ then he probably is tongue tied.
The incidence of ankyloglossia reported in the scientific literature varies from 0.02% to 4.8%.
This decreased tongue mobility can be associated with speech problems in children. Specifically, a child may exhibit difficulty with the articulation of the sounds L, R, T, D, N, Th, Sh, and Z.
The traditional surgery to release frenums is quite traumatic, painful and can take a long time to heal. It involves General Anaesthesia and hospital care. Laser surgery at our clinic needs none of that.
The Laser procedure to release frenums: using Co2 Laser
Advantages of using laser
and Precisely and painlessly removes the tissue, making it more comfortable
and Involves virtually no bleeding afterward
and No sutures
and A baby will suckle immediately after the procedure
and Children go to school the next day
and Adults can go back to work the same day
and Eating is normal within a day
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Operation Days: Tue-Thu-and Saturdays (8AM-4PM)
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