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Recovery after tongue tie removal

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I had a frenectomy at my dentist last week in order to remove my tongue tie - it wasn't bothering me but was causing my bottom gum to recede so made the decision to have it removed. This was almost a week ago and I am still experiencing a little discomfort.

Eating is much easier now, the white skin has disappeared and the stitches are not bothering me too much, but my tongue still feels slightly swollen (no breathing problems) and has scalloped edges where it meets my teeth. Also, over the last couple of days, my tongue and roof of my mouth are feeling quite sore, a bit like a burning sensation. I assumed this was due to my tongue being able to move more freely and so was irritating the roof of my mouth. It's also very dry - I've been drinking loads of water but it hasn't helped the dryness.

Has anyone else had this procedure and can share their recovery experiences? I have a follow up appointment next week so not long to wait until I see my dentist, but was wondering if there was anything I could do about the soreness.

BusyCee Mon 26-Sep-16 18:38:20

I came on to say; just keep popping yourself on the boob as feeding really helps, but....

...so no advice. But sorry you're still uncomfortable. Horrid for you. Have you spoken to the dentist?

Sorry, I forgot to put in the title that it was an adult tongue tie removal! The dentist phoned at the end of last week to check all was ok, and I go back a week tomorrow.

The soreness on both my tongue and roof of mouth is at the point where they now naturally meet when my mouth is shut, so I guess it's just my mouth getting used to that. It's not terrible, but I am a bit anxious when it comes to my teeth, so was hoping it was a normal reaction to the procedure, rather than likely to be caused by something else.

BusyCee Mon 26-Sep-16 19:50:54

I came on to say; just keep popping yourself on the boob as feeding really helps, but....

...so no advice. But sorry you're still uncomfortable. Horrid for you. Have you spoken to the dentist?

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