Dr. Richard Baxter’s new article “Tongue-Ties and Sleep Issues (and More!)” introduces what a tongue-tie is and how it can negatively affect patients’ sleep and overall health from infant through adult. Dr. Baxter then goes on to present a case report of a nine-year-old autistic male patient who had trouble with speech, feeding, sleep, and reflux.
The CO2 laser release is quick, very low-risk, and minimally invasive. It should be the first-line treatment for children and adults who present with symptomatic tongue-ties, in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team including myofunctional therapists, speech therapists, ENTs, and for infants, lactation specialists.