For decades, ‘Surgery’ has been a custom treatment for babies for the release of the tongue-tie. Several researches of the recent era have revealed contradictory opinions about it, while a worldwide scene is an increase in tongue-tie surgery for removal of poor and painful breastfeeding and thereby causing insufficient weight gain. The researchers complain that the major cause of the painful low milk feeding is due to the low production of mother’s milk and frenotomies (tongue-tie surgery) may result in the early weaning of the baby. But in the case of an older child, surgery will be the answer to fix the anomaly.
Treatment for an older child with tongue-tie @ Jerush
This boy Robert, aged 12, came to our centre to get his tongue tie fixed. His parents know the issues from his birth and they put off the treatment since they found no issues in feeding and some pronunciation troubles. That itself is specifically for ‘sh’, ‘ph’ characters in a phrase. Our surgeon suggested surgery for fixing his tongue tie while the boy and his parents reciprocated it. It took only 25 minutes to carry out the procedure under general anesthesia. Then he was advised with a medication followed by speech therapy. He started doing speech therapy after 6 months and his parents were very happy with the improvement of their son’s speech. Robert enjoyed going for therapy around 6 months till he could feel his speech is okay within. Now he is a confident boy like his colleagues without having any feel that once he had pronunciation issues.