Good News: 6-Year-Old Speaks After Dental Work

6-year-old Mason Motz has been non-verbal his entire life. Doctors said was it partially due to a brain aneurysm he had at ten days old. He was working with specialists to improve his speech, but hadn’t made much progress. His mom says he had a 5 word vocabulary and they were looking into alternative means of communication.Then, Mason went to the dentist. The dentist noticed that Mason’s tongue was attached to the base of his mouth, called a tongue tie. She performed a 10-second procedure involving a laser to detach Mason’s tongue. That night, Mason started talking in full sentences.

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