Do Not Misunderstand The White Mucosal Healing Tissue That Occurs Within A Few Days After Tongue Relase Surgery As Infection

After the tongue tie release surgery - Mucosal white healing area under the tongue - White mucosal healing area after the lingual frenectomy
After the tongue tie release surgery - Mucosal white healing area under the tongue - White mucosal healing area after the lingual frenectomy



In patients with Tongue tie, after the tongue tie is cut, mucosal damage occurs in varying amounts depending on the structure and location of the tongue tie. Tongue tie cutting operation can be performed in infants under 6 months, in the office conditions, without tongue tie too thick (posterior tongue ties is not suitable for office based procedure). In larger infants and children, tongue tie cutting can be performed under hospital conditions.



After the tongue tie release surgery - Mucosal white healing area under the tongue - White mucosal healing area after the lingual frenectomy
After the tongue tie release surgery - Mucosal white healing area under the tongue - White mucosal healing area after the lingual frenectomy

In the photographs below and above, there is a sublingual image on the 2nd day after the tongue tie operation of the patient who underwent surgical operation with bloodless tongue tie release surgery with thermal welding method and mucosal suture with sewing thread that can be dissolved after surgery.



After the tongue tie release surgery - Mucosal white healing area under the tongue - White mucosal healing area after the lingual frenectomy
After the tongue tie release surgery - Mucosal white healing area under the tongue - White mucosal healing area after the lingual frenectomy

















It appears that the tongue tip is slightly edematous, some of the sutures thrown up begin to eradicate, and there is a slight separation in some incisions (all normal). When the tongue tie operation is carried out by means of a lot of heat damage such as laser and electrocautery during the process, this white mucosal healing texture can appear as a much thicker layer.



This mucosal healing within the first few days usually takes place within 7-10 days after leaving the normal pink-colored oral mucosa. Do not feed with hard, sharp edges, hot, acidic, spicy, over salty foods that may cause irritation to the mucous membranes, moisturizing the tongue (chewing gum, frequent drinking water, eating water with high water content), use of spray and gel to accelerate mucosa healing there are studies showing the positive effects of this), this white texture can make it quickly disappear.

During the tongue tie operation, it is suggested that the infant's tongue massage and the tongue-tongue exercises in adults are recommended so that the incision heals quickly and the tongue tie does not stick. This tongue tie massage and tongue tie exercises cause the wound site to be almost completely new and the wound lips to open. In fact, although delayed healing; it is recommended for the patient to get rid of tongue tie effects.

How can you distinguish between the mucosal white healing area under the tongue and the appearance of inflammation?

If pain and redness appear under the tongue and at the tip of the tongue, advise your treating physician and advise you of the possible risk of infection.
 

Murat Enoz, MD, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon - ENT Doctor in Istanbul

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