As a parent and a practitioner, my goal is to educate and guide parents into making the decisions that are aligned with their parenting goals. I think it is important that families understand the different perspectives on tongue ties and where they originate from. I desire to optimize the health and functionality of my patients and I believe that optimal tongue function is paramount for our children.
This is an instructional video of post frenectomy exercises to ensure optimal healing. These should be started 48 hours after the procedures to ensure stitches stay in for initial healing. Exercises need to be done 4 times a day for at least 3 weeks.
After having a lingual frenectomy procedure performed (tongue tie release), it is important to perform exercises to help strengthen the tongue muscle and build oral awareness. This video demonstrates exercises to be performed for 2-4 weeks post procedure. *these exercises are not meant to replace formal therapy by an SLP, OMT or other appropriate functional provider
Prior to and after having a lingual frenectomy procedure performed (tongue tie release), it is important to perform exercises to help strengthen the tongue muscle and build oral awareness. This video demonstrates exercises to be performed 3-4 weeks prior to the procedure and for 1 week after the procedure.
In an age of information overload, at times it becomes difficult to know what is real and what is important when choosing a provider for your child.
This holds true when selecting a tongue tie specialist. It is important for our families to be equipped with the facts to make the best decision for their child.
What is a lip and tongue tie and how can it affect my child? This blog outlines the most common symptoms of lip and tongue tie to look out for.
Diagnosing Tongue / Lip Tie
Function First Model
By: Dr. Piya Gandhi
Founder of West U Pediatric Dentistry