One would also be expected to do deep wound massage during the aftercare to reduce the chance of further re-attachment. It manifests with various syndromes which in and of themselves are relatively rare.
There appears to be a higher rate of recurrence in posterior tongue-ties.
Chances of tongue tie reattachment. They found that there was a 3 fold increase in risk of tongue tie which was statistically significant for those whose mothers reported they took folic acid every day. I never got her referred back though tbh things ended up getting in the way and we never got a follow up with a mw to check it. Regardless of the technique used however if the entire tongue tie is released including the posterior portion then there is a higher chance of scar tissue because the wound is deeper and the opposing edges of the release site are closer together increasing the chances of scarring.
After your child goes through a laser tongue-tie surgery you want to know that the effects will last for a lifetime. A tongue tie release is a very simple and uncomplicated procedure. Reattachment or regrowth of tongue tie does not happen.
In a study published in January 2020 a group from Israel compared 85 infants diagnosed with tongue tie to 140 infants without tongue tie and compared their mothers consumption of folic acid. Both my children had posterior tongue ties and yes they can definitely reattach. Our dentists will educate you on this.
As a parent make sure to stretch your childs tongue as directed by your dental professional to prevent reattachment after the procedure. The normal healing of tissue in the mouth may result in the wound sticking back together. Notice how the diamond is beginning to narrow in from the sides.
Glossa tongue also known as tongue-tie is an embryological anatomical malformation of the tongue characterized by an abnormally short and thick lingual frenum with restricted tongue movement. Less Chance For Reattachment. Ankyloglossia ankylos curvedtied.
Lubrication helps and its mildly antibacterialantifungal and no issues at all no reattaching she even started sleeping through the night and her massagesstretches at 75 weeks old but cried a lot during. How long does it take to recover. The narrowing diamond shape is beginning to form.
Then she refused to feed for around 24 hours as she was on so much pain and so distressed. The consultant who did it said they sometimes need to do a 2nd one. Lets start with what we know about tongue-tie.
The release is only the first step in the tongue tie treatment process though. The resulting scar may cause a recurrence. Reattachment essentially is where the posterior section of a tongue tie heals back together following division.
Ankyloglossia is commonly observed in infants with an incidence rate of about 5. The wound can heal in one of three ways. The frenotomy results in a diamond shaped wound underneath the tongue.
How the wound heals affects how and when the reattachment presents. Lets go over some generic risks – pain bleeding infection reattachment damage to surrounding structures tongue muscle sublingual gland salivary ducts ranula and lack of breastfeeding improvement are the most common risks cited. My daughter had a posterior tongue tie and lip tie released with a laser at 5 weeks old and and I religiously did her massagestretches every 3 hours during the day and 4 overnight with coconut oil.
3 Are stretches necessary to prevent reattachment. I think dd1s Tongue tie may have re attatched but I dont know. Unfortunately if a tongue tie has re-attached once there is a 50 chance it will re-attach following a repeat procedure.
Apparently the posterior tongue ties snips do hurt unlike the anterior ones. Notice the fingers at the top of the wound pushing in then up. Ankyloglossia in infants is also linked with the difficulty in breastfeeding difficulty gagging choking or vomiting food delayed development or deterioration of speech and behavioral issues.
In cases of frenotomy reattachment is seen to occur approximately in one case out of 20 cases for Posterior Tongue-tie and in cases of Anterior Tongue-tie one out of 40 cases show reattachment. Tongue-tie restricts the physiologic movements of the tongue and results in various functional behavioral and speech abnormalities along with the development of frontal and lateral lisps. Following the release bodywork IBCLC consultations aftercare and more must be performed and attended for the next 6 weeks.
It even has its own genes that codes for it. Ds1 and ds2 only needed snipping once and I was never given exercises with any of. Minimal chance for reattachment – Laser tongue and lip tie surgery is more accurate in removing the membrane making the chance for reattachment less likely especially when combined with stretching exercises that are provided afterwards.
Afterwards it is important to stretch and massage the tongue at least 4-6 times a day for a month to prevent the tongue from reattaching as it heals. This is the desired progression. I had one great feed at the hospital about half an hour after my daughter age 2 weeks had two snips.