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Question: 4 year old son cut own tongue tie


 3littleangels - Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:59 pm

My Son was born with a slight tongue tie, but wasn't noticed until a year ago. He is now 4. Today whilst eating an apple he said the apple hurt his mouth and he had a lot of blood, and it was soon clear his tongue tie was torn. It bled for a while, but eventually stopped, I'm just wondering if I should get it checked out, or if I should be worried about a risk of infection or anything? Please help.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:27 pm

User avatar Hello,
You should not need to worry. Mouth sores usually heal quickly and don't need intervention. Since the bleeding has subsided, I expect it will heal just fine.

Best wishes.

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