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.

Baby:

  • Poor latch during nursing.
  • Poor weight gain.
  • Frequent hunger.
  • A clicking sound while feeding.

Young Child:

  • Speech impairments.
  • Swallowing difficulties.
  • Problems sticking tongue out.
  • Difficulty playing wind instruments.

Mom:

  • 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.

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