Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Services
A tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition where the string of tissue under the tongue, called the frenum, is too tight, thick or short, making it more difficult to move the tongue. With a lip tie, a similar issue occurs with the string of tissue behind the upper lip, making it more difficult to move the upper lip.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about repairing a lip or tongue tie for your child, please contact us today.
What problems can occur with tongue and lip ties?
Tongue- and lip-tie symptoms can vary based on the degree of the severity. According to the Cleveland Clinic, a tongue- or lip-tie may cause the following issues for babies, young children and moms.
- Poor latch during nursing.
- Poor weight gain.
- Frequent hunger.
- A clicking sound while feeding.
- Speech impairments.
- Swallowing difficulties.
- Problems sticking tongue out.
- Difficulty playing wind instruments.
- Pain while nursing.
- Sore cracked nipples.
- Insufficient milk supply.
Can a tongue and lip tie be repaired?
Yes! Releasing a tongue or lip tie is a relatively simple procedure that we can do right here in our practice with minimal discomfort or risk of complications. If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about the procedure, please contact us today.