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Old 03-29-2012, 05:44 AM   #1
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Re-clipping tongue tie?

Has anyone done this? If so, will you share your story with me please? I'm considering it...my DD had a posterior tie. She's doing much better, but, still not quite there and I think the frenulum is still too tight.

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Old 03-29-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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Re: Re-clipping tongue tie?

I've wondered if my dd's frenulum is still too tight, also. She had a ptt clipped at 4 mos. She is 6 mos now, but we don't have insurance, so the chances of having it clipped again are slim to none. Have your lo had Cranio Sacral Therapy post clip?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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Re: Re-clipping tongue tie?

No she hasn't....

Just the fact that you are thinking of it too and our stories seem so similar based on my other thread makes me even more convinced this is the problem....
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we had my son frelum clipped and the ent used scissors. Latch didnt get better found out it was a PTT and LT. We were recommended to a DDS local that uses laser. We got the PTT and LT done a week ago. So yes we had it reclipped. We had to pay OOP but it was worth it.
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Re: Re-clipping tongue tie?

There is an excellent Facebook group called Tongue Tie support that you can join. It is moderated by an IBCLC whose expertise is in tongue tie.

My daughter's posterior tongue tie was removed with laser surgery. It took two surgeries and a few months of recuperation and follow-up before we both got fully comfortable.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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My dd had a posterior tongue tie and lip tie. She had them both removed via laser surgery by Dr Kotlow. He was great! She had to have her lip tie re cut because it reattached. There can be reattaching of the tongue if stretching exercises aren't routinely done. I would schedule a meeting with an ibclc who is familiar with tongue ties and a pediatric dentist to get both of their opinions.
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Re: Re-clipping tongue tie?

I think I might be part of the FB group..not sure... I am going to hopefully see an IBCLC soon who has expertese in the area of tongue ties (I have been seeing IBCLCs but TT is not there strong point)

I have actually been thinking of traveling to Dr. Kotlow...
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I think I might be part of the FB group..not sure... I am going to hopefully see an IBCLC soon who has expertese in the area of tongue ties (I have been seeing IBCLCs but TT is not there strong point)

I have actually been thinking of traveling to Dr. Kotlow...
If you have been considering it, then I would go asap imho. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for your lo to adjust. Plus, if it happens to NOT be tied, then at least you can rule that out & have peace of mind. Both of those are worth their weight in gold!

You are so lucky to live w/in traveling distance to Dr. Kotlow!! I wish their were a doc in our area that treats ptt with laser, but our dd's was clipped w/ scissors. The doc who did it said that it does not make a difference, but the laser just seems like it would be better,
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I think I might be part of the FB group..not sure... I am going to hopefully see an IBCLC soon who has expertese in the area of tongue ties (I have been seeing IBCLCs but TT is not there strong point)

I have actually been thinking of traveling to Dr. Kotlow...
If you can travel to see him, I would highly recommend it. He was so great, he saw our DD and clipped her tongue tie right away. She was a failure to thrive baby because of the tongue and lip tie and he knew it would help her eat better ASAP, but we had complications with insurance. So he even said he'd work with us about paying for it if the insurance wouldn't cover it.
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If you have been considering it, then I would go asap imho. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for your lo to adjust. Plus, if it happens to NOT be tied, then at least you can rule that out & have peace of mind. Both of those are worth their weight in gold!

You are so lucky to live w/in traveling distance to Dr. Kotlow!! I wish their were a doc in our area that treats ptt with laser, but our dd's was clipped w/ scissors. The doc who did it said that it does not make a difference, but the laser just seems like it would be better,
As far as I've heard there isn't a big difference between scissors and the laser, the only difference is the laser has an analgesic (numbing/pain relieving) effect to it.
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If you can travel to see him, I would highly recommend it. He was so great, he saw our DD and clipped her tongue tie right away. She was a failure to thrive baby because of the tongue and lip tie and he knew it would help her eat better ASAP, but we had complications with insurance. So he even said he'd work with us about paying for it if the insurance wouldn't cover it.


As far as I've heard there isn't a big difference between scissors and the laser, the only difference is the laser has an analgesic (numbing/pain relieving) effect to it.
Yes, I have discussed payment with him since her insurance won't cover out of state (medicaid)...my FTT is a concern for me...my DD was born a good size, but lost quite a bit and then gained slowly...recently she started falling off her own grwoth curve. Also reflux and other issues going on...the only thing I know of that could be causing everything going on is if her PTT frenulum is still too tight.

I did notice less bleeding with the laser (used for DDs PTT) than the scissors (used for her upper lip tie), but, I felt the LT was completely removed and did not feel that way about the PTT...though it is much better, she could not transfer milk before and now she can...but she seems to still have most of the other signs of TT.
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