What are Tongue and Lip Ties

WHAT ARE TONGUE AND LIP TIES IN BOZEMAN, MT

Identifying the Need for Tongue and Lip Tie Treatment Near You

Tongue and lips ties are physical conditions that restrict the use of the tongue or lips in infants and children. These restrictions often cause various issues and have been documented to affect around 20 percent of the population in America. Both conditions can cause issues concerning:

  • Eating and feeding freely and with comfort (breast, bottle, fork, and spoon)
  • Gaps in the development of emerging teeth
  • Speech difficulty
  • Sleeping difficulty
  • Breathing problems
  • And more

If you recognize one or more of the above conditions in your infant or child, we invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Nasim Aleagha so that your little one can be appropriately evaluated for treatment utilizing our advanced technology and commitment to gentle dentistry.

Identifying the Need for Tongue and Lip Tie Treatment Near You

Because every child is unique, we can’t detail your child’s exact procedure without first meeting and examining them. However, some of the most common issues that parents should look for in babies include:

  • Pain for the mother when breastfeeding
  • Difficulty bottle-feeding
  • Shallow latching
  • Fussiness or frustration when nursing
  • Excessive gas or spitting up (reflux)
  • Dribbling from the mouth
  • Audible sounds such as smacking or clicking when feeding
  • Poor or below average weight gain

Likewise, parents should look for issues in older children, including difficulty with speech development, sleeping difficulties, headaches and other pains in the jaw and neck area, and more. It’s not uncommon for tongue-tie symptoms to go unnoticed by parents until their child has reached toddlerhood or older. Fortunately, the non-invasive Solea Laser used by Dr. A and her team can release tongue tie with precision in patients of all ages.

How the Procedure Works

Release

Using our advanced technology, the procedure for the release can be completed in under 5 minutes.

Recovery

Babies can immediately be placed in their mother’s arms afterward and begin to nurse if needed. Older children can immediately play with a toy or other activity.

Recheck

Before leaving our office, Dr. Aleagha and her team will provide you with exercises to be done at home to achieve maximum benefit before rechecking the procedure in a follow-up appointment approximately one week from the date of the procedure.

Are You Ready to Learn More?

We invite you to make an appointment with Bridger Children’s Dentistry to learn more about tongue and lip ties in Bozeman, MT, from our highly experienced and highly rated dentist near you. You may discover that your concerns and your child’s discomfort can be remedied with one treatment that takes 5 minutes!

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