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Have speech disorder. Have tongue tied. Curable? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Im a 26yrs old guy with my tongue tied...I am feeling quite embarrassed because of my speech is it curable?
Doctor:Can you explain what type of difficulty you have.
Doctor:If there are no much difficulty to speak, then tongue tie can be left alone.
Doctor:if there are difficulties to speak because of the tie, it can be corrected by surgical means.
Doctor:Are you following?
User:yes..I cannot pronounce words properly ex: i pronounce "r" as "l" etc because of tongue tie
Doctor:Have you confirmed from a doctor that what you have is due to a tongue tie.
Doctor:If yes, then you can consider visiting an oral surgeon or cosmetic surgeon.
User:ok..but at the age of 26 ...will the operation be successful??
Doctor:He/she can perform a simple procedure to release the tie.
User:and how much will it cost?
User:approx if not exact
Doctor:The cost of the procedure varies.
Doctor:The cost can vary between 10,000 to 30,000 INR.
Doctor:You can discuss about the cost with a surgeon better.
Doctor:Now about the success, surgical treatment has a good scope to treat the problem. sir could you suggest me a good surgeon ?
Doctor:However at any point of time, I would always suggest you to discuss with a speech therapist about the problem before opting for surgery.
Doctor:You can learn various means and methods to deal with the problem.
Doctor:If repeated trial of speech therapy fail, then you can consider surgical options.
User:ok Sir..thanks a lot for your precious suggestions
Doctor:Therefore in simple words, I would recommend you sit and discuss the problem with a speech therapist first.
Doctor:You can be able to correct the speech problem,
Doctor:if the problem doesn't resolve, surgery would be the next option.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes sir..Thanks a lot for your precious suggestions
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:no Sir..I have my doubts cleared
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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