Tongue-Tie Release with Post-Op Healing Progression Photos

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Tongue-Tie Release with Post-Op Healing Progression Photos

Watch as James Thomas, DDS, MS, performs a LightScalpel CO2 laser tongue-tie release (frenectomy) on a 5-year-old boy. Following the procedure, daily photos were taken to show healing progression. Watch how the tongue heals following the release.

Along with the frenectomy procedure, that patient was in myofunctional therapy which included a pre-frenectomy session in preparation for the frenectomy procedure as well as post-frenectomy sessions. The myofunctional therapy included stretches to help avoid post-frenectomy tie “reattachment”, and to strengthen and retrain the tongue. It is important to have myofunctional therapy to achieve optimal tongue function post frenum release. To learn more about laser frenectomies and myofunctional therapy read the article “Tongue-Tie Functional Release.”

Dr. Thomas is the founder of healthlatch, a niche healthcare practice located in Bellevue, WA. health:latch prides itself on partnering with parents to educate, diagnose, treat, and support families with any challenges related to tongue-tie, beginning with breastfeeding. Learn more at healthlatch.com

Published on August 9, 2018

 

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