OPEN UP AND SAY

TONGUE-tIED"

"I'm feeling tremendous!"

      The position and function of your tongue plays a critical role in your dental health and can even effect conditions throughout your body. Usually diagnosed during infancy because of s impact on breathing, sleep and the ability to breastfeed, it is a major topic in holistic dentistry these days.Tongue function and its role in dental health is a hot topic at the moment. Maybe you're experiencing many of the symptoms linked to an undiagnosed case of adult tongue tie , mouth breathing, poor sleep, sleep apnea, neck pain, digestive difficulties and even anxiety. Correcting an adult tongue-tie release can be performed by dentists, ENTs, maxillo-facial and other oral surgeons. The health benefits of tongue-tie releases far outweigh the minimal risks when performed by an experienced practitioner. Dr. Sprinkle has performed many releases resulting in dramatic results for his patients.

 

    It's never too late to receive the health benefits that come from having an experienced practitioner perform this simple, low risk procedure.

 

       Dr. Matthew Barker, had the procedure. Here are his comments about his experience and the positive outcome.

 

"If you have a tongue tie, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA),  or know someone that does, you need to read this! Results are in and my tongue tie release cured my OSA! OSA is a serious medical condition where you stop breathing for short periods of time while sleeping due to soft tissue obstructing your airway. If untreated, it increases your risk for a myriad of health problems including high blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack and is associated with diabetes and obesity. Many people with OSA have never been diagnosed and are not being treated. I was diagnosed with OSA by a home sleep study in early May 2018. My symptoms were mild, some snoring and some jaw clenching at night. My AHI score (this is the number of apnea events per hour recorded on a home sleep study and a score > 5 is diagnostic for OSA) was 9 indicating mild OSA. I also had mild hypoxemia (low oxygen levels) while sleeping.

 

On May 15th, I had my tongue tie released and in addition to feeling a tremendous relief of muscle tension, I could also instantly breath through my nose better, my snoring has almost disappeared, and I am no longer waking up with nasal congestion in the morning.    I repeated my sleep study to recheck my OSA and between the two nights studied, my average AHI was 4 (I scored 3 on one night and 5 on the other) which is significantly better than before my tongue tie release and puts me into the normal range! Not to mention, I feel great because my quality of sleep has improved so much."