6-Year-Old Boy Speaks for the First Time After Dentist Performs 10-Second Procedure

Mason Motz went to the dentist for a regular appointment, but got back so much more — the ability to speak.

The 6-year-old Motz was largely non-verbal for his entire life, which doctors said was partially due to a brain aneurysm he had at ten days old. They also believed it was because he has Sotos Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects facial structure and causes learning disabilities.

Motz was working with specialists to improve his speech, but hadn’t made much progress.

“Nothing...

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