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Not Your Average Frenectomy

A frenectomy (tongue tie release) is a quick procedure. It can make a huge difference in your child's feeding, speech, breathing, sleeping, and jaw and airway development.


A frenectomy can be life changing!


However:

-it is not a quick fix (re-training function and habit is the true magic)

-wound aftercare is necessary (biology dictates that wounds tighten - the opposite of what we want after a frenectomy)

-a "snip" is not sufficient (we need the whole tongue to elevate, not just the front)

-the tongue is connected to the body (one cut doesn't cure muscle tension and dysfunction)

-it doesn't mean breastfeeding becomes instantly easy (there are lots of reasons people struggle with breastfeeding)

-just because it's quick, doesn't mean it's easy (Dr. in front of their name doesn't mean they know anything about tongue ties or frenectomies)


Children are suffering because of medical professionals who do not truly understand the tongue!

-they are not respecting parents' concerns

-they are not looking at quality of life

-they are not willing to say, "I don't know, let me help you find someone who does"

-they are not referring out for necessary therapies

-they are not performing complete releases

-they are not teaching appropriate frenectomy aftercare