Tongue and Lip Tie

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Tongue and Lip Tie

Tongue and lip mobility are important for a variety of activities, including speaking and eating. Some babies have too much tissue on the underside of their lip or tongue, which can cause problems.

In this scenario, a dentist can help.

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Symptoms

Your child may need treatment for a tongue tie if:

  • They are having speech difficulties.
  • They have limited tongue movement, such as not being able to lift it up or down properly.
  • There are difficulties during breastfeeding.
  • The tongue is shaped like a heart.

Your child may need treatment for a lip tie if:

  • They are experiencing colic.
  • There are difficulties during breastfeeding.
  • They are having speech difficulties.

Treatment

If your child has a tongue or lip tie, it’s important to get it treated as soon as possible. Otherwise, they could experience difficulties with speech and oral hygiene.

The actual procedure typically takes just a few minutes. Your dentist will go over the recovery time you should expect, but it can take anywhere from a week to a month before your baby begins breastfeeding normally.

Need a Tongue and Lip Tie in Morton, Illinois?

We’re here for you. We understand how important it is for babies to get quality dental care from a young age, which is why we offer several pediatric dental services, including tongue tie treatment, lip tie treatment, and sealants.

Whether you have questions you’d like to ask us or you’re ready to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today via our contact page.