Here are some of the instructions you need to know before the tongue surgery:
Last feeding should be 2 hours before the procedure; if 2 years and above, 4-5 hours before the procedure.
Giving the child pain medication before the procedure is very important for pain management later onwards.
- Give Adol, Tylenol, Panadol or Brufen 1 hour before the procedure
- dosage should always base on the weight of the patient, always clarify it to your doctor.
Bring a large cotton blanket to wrap baby during the procedure.
Put Saline Nose drops 6 drops in each.
Following the tongue tie procedure at the clinic:
You may breastfeed, bottle-feed, or soothe your baby in any manner you’d like following the procedure.
Instructions after the tongue tie procedure at home:
- Give Pain relief (Oral and Local) medications as needed
- Oral – (Adol, Tylenol or Panadol): every 6-8 hours as needed for pain.
- Apply a non- numbing teething gel like Gengigel or Dentinox under the tongue as needed for pain.
- Do Stretching Exercises.
Stretching and Massaging Exercises:
Doing the exercises as instructed allows for proper healing by reducing the risk of reattachment and therefore the need for repeat surgery. These exercises must be done at least 5 times a day for 3 weeks.