I had to deal with this disease in my son. I did not immediately recognize this unpleasant pathology, but only when my boy began to speak the first words.
What it is
In general, the frenulum of the tongue is a special fold of mucous membrane located in the oral cavity. In simple terms, it is such an arc, connecting the middle of the tongue and the base of the gums. An abnormal structure is called a short bridle when it is attached to the tongue not where it should be.
Suspecting something amiss, I went to the doctor with my son. And he drew attention to the following signs:
1. Due to the fact that the tip of the tongue was attached to the oral cavity, its mobility was seriously limited, the child could not stick out the tongue.
2. The child’s tongue was formed by the groove, and therefore he made such a characteristic clicking sound. The tongue on the tip looked a bit forked.
3. This anomaly prevented my son from sucking properly, and then eating, which is why he was far behind in weight and height from the children of his own age.
Danger short bridle
At first, I didn’t know that the child, because of this disease, could not properly take the breast, because of which she constantly releases her from the mouth and begins to get annoyed and cry. I even had pain in the feeding process, but I linked these problems with other causes.
When the child grew up, the formation of speech took place in him with impaired, besides the gum was inflamed, and a disease such as mandibular diastema appeared.
Solution to the problem
The doctor warned me to urgently trim the bridle. I immediately agreed to the operation, the child was 3 years old. It turned out to be very simple, the doctor simply incised it. He did not even perform any anesthesia, acted quickly and clearly, in one motion, and did not put any stitches on. Then he advised me to feed the baby with milk, explaining that it was the best styptic. No complications occurred.
Before we went to the doctor with this problem, we visited a speech therapist. I was worried that the child could not utter individual sounds, lisping and burring. Especially bad he was given the sounds l, d, r. All this was connected precisely with the limited movements of the language. He could not even reach the upper teeth.