Tongue Tie Release

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Dr. Shruti Sharma, ENT specialist doctor is trained and qualified to perform Tongue Tie Release surgery at (Pedder Road and Tardeo) Mumbai.

Expert ENT (Ear, Nose, & Throat ) Care with highly skilled and experienced Dr. Shruti Sharma, ENT Specialist in (Pedder Road and Tardeo) Mumbai.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Identifying Tongue Tie in Babies

Identifying tongue tie can be crucial for newborns in promoting successful breastfeeding and preventing potential complications

Some common signs to look for include:

  • Difficulty latching onto the breast
  • Poor weight gain
  • Fatigue during feeding
  • Frustration or irritability during feeding
  • Excessive drooling

Adult Tongue Tie Symptoms

While tongue tie is often addressed in infancy, some individuals may go undiagnosed until adulthood. Adult tongue tie can manifest as:

  • Speech difficulties
  • Difficulty moving the tongue freely
  • Dental issues, such as a gap between the bottom front teeth
  • Challenges with certain oral activities

Tongue Tie Release in Babies

When is Tongue Tie Release Necessary for Babies?

Tongue tie release may be necessary for babies experiencing breastfeeding difficulties and not gaining enough weight. A release procedure can be beneficial if the baby's tongue tie significantly affects their ability to feed properly.

Tongue Tie Release Procedure for Babies

The procedure to release tongue tie in babies, known as frenotomy, is typically quick and straightforward. The doctor uses a laser or sterile scissors to snip the frenulum, allowing the tongue to move more freely.

Tongue Tie Release in Adults

Indications for Tongue Tie Release in Adults

Adults with unresolved tongue tie may experience speech difficulties or discomfort during oral activities. Tongue tie release in adults can enhance speech and reduce any limitations caused by the condition.

Tongue Tie Release Procedure for Adults

Tongue tie release in adults is similar to the procedure for babies. The specialist will use a laser or scissors to release the restricted tissue, and the recovery period is generally brief.

Benefits of Tongue Tie Release

For Babies

Tongue tie release can have several benefits for babies, including:

  • Improved breastfeeding and reduced nipple pain for the mother
  • Better weight gain and overall growth
  • Enhanced bonding between the baby and parent during feeding

For Adults

In adults, tongue tie release can offer the following advantages:

  • Enhanced speech and pronunciation
  • Increased comfort during oral activities, such as eating and speaking
  • Potential improvement in dental health