Does Your Infant Have a Lip or Tongue-Tie?
There are many children who have challenges related to tongue-ties and lip ties. These issues are often not identified until later in life. They can cause various nursing difficulties, pain, failure to gain weight, speech difficulties and speech delay, poor sleep, attention and hyperactivity issues as well as other issues. The symptoms and functionality issues caused by lip and tongue-tie are more important than the effect they can have on the appearance of your child’s smile.
What Is a Lip or Tongue-Tie?
A frenulum is a small fold of tissue that connects the upper lip to the gums above the teeth or the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. A lip or tongue-tie occurs when the frenulum is abnormally thick or short, thus preventing proper function in the mouth.
What Can Be Done?
When a child has a lip or tongue-tie, a frenectomy can be performed. During this procedure, our pediatric dentists will remove the frenulum. This can typically be completed in just one visit to Children's Dentistry of North Dallas. You will be provided with detailed instructions to ensure that your child heals properly after his or her appointment.
Call our office today at 214-378-8868 to learn more about a frenectomy in Dallas, Texas, and schedule a consultation with Drs. Holly, Curtis, Iwase and Shah.