Tongue and Lip Tie Release

Tight tissues in the mouth lead to lip and tongue tie. A tongue tie results from excessively short, thick, or deformed lingual frenulum, the connective tissue that links the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The lingual frenulum often contracts as your unborn child develops inside of you.

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     It’s likely that a reflex connecting the tongue and the lip causes the perception that most babies have both a lip tie and a tongue tie, making it challenging for a baby to move independently. The two disorders are usually assessed separately; if a lip tie is treated, any tongue-related issues would be resolved easily (and vice versa).

    What can be the effects of Lip and Tongue tie in your child?

    • A slow or insufficient rate of weight increase
    • Feedings are taking longer than usual.
    • Difficulty breathing through the mouth when being fed
    • Noises of clicking during feeding
    • Milk drooling during feeding
    • Delay in the emergence of speech
    • Stuttering
    • Unable to use tongue to clean the teeth
    • Bloating and sinus issues
    • Issues with sleep (including wetting the bed, sleep apnea, and snoring)

    What’s the Solution?

    When you present this issue to us at palm valley pediatrics dentistry and Orthodontics, the specialized team of pediatrics dentists will examine your child and determine the type of treatment to be applied for an effective and better solution. If the solution would be a laser frenectomy, our expert would attend to your child to give the proper and best laser frenectomy.

    Avoid making the early stages of parenthood even more difficult by allowing your child’s tongue- tie or lip-tie. Breastfeeding can be challenging enough. Your child has fewer obstacles to a healthy diet because of the specialists at Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics who are skilled in identifying tongue-ties and lip-ties.

    Bring your child in at any time if you think they could have tongue-tie or lip-tie so we can refer you to the right available specialist. We’ll take the time to assess your child, hear about your concerns, and go over your treatment choices.

    Contact us at one of our 4 Arizona locations today:

    Scottsdale     Goodyear     Surprise     Buckeye