How to cut a bridle baby

You will need
  • - consultation of the pediatrician;
  • - visit to the dentist.
The shortened frenulum of the tongue is a congenital malformation of development. It is expressed in the wrong in comparison with the norm of the fixation of the language. The fact that the bridle is too short, should identify the pediatrician during the examination of the child at an early age. Some attentive mothers can note this - with this pathology, the baby does not suck well, feels anxious during nursing, may cry or tilt the head, and sucking occurs with a characteristic smack.
If, at an early age, the bridle is not trimmed, in the future it is likely to be the cause of the incorrect development of speech, spoil the child's bite. When sucking a short bridle is not always able to interfere, but later, when the child starts talking, all the inconveniences that this pathology entails appear. Indistinct speech, incorrect pronunciation of sounds - if such problems occur, you should immediately contact an orthodontist or a speech therapist.Experts are likely to advise you to make plastic bridles at the dentist.
It is best to cut the baby's bridle before it turns one year old. The mucosa at this age is so tender and thin that even a scar does not form. The procedure is simple and almost always takes place without any complications. For very young children, it is carried out under local anesthesia - the doctor sprays the spray under the tongue, after which she has a bridle incision. Sometimes even anesthesia is not used. Control inspection of the incision is carried out after a quarter of an hour, after which the parents can take the baby home. Mother's milk is a good hemostatic agent, so after the procedure you can give the baby breast.
In older children, the bridle becomes overgrown with nerve endings and blood vessels, so the correction is performed under general anesthesia followed by suturing. If the child behaves calmly, the bridle can be trimmed under local anesthesia. The procedure does not give complications, sutures will resolve in 5-7 days.