What is tongue and lip tie?
Tongue and lip tie are related conditions caused by the misplacement or overgrowth of the frenulum, or the fold of tissue that connects the tongue to the mouth. Babies with tongue or lip tie often have trouble achieving a proper latch for feeding. They may also have difficulty breathing and swallowing, and they may not be able to transition properly to solid food. Jaw and tooth development can also be at risk.
Fortunately, tongue and lip tie can be easily treated through a procedure known as a frenectomy. A minimally invasive laser frenectomy can release the constricting tissue in babies as young as 3 days old, with no antibiotics, sedation, or anesthesia. There is little to no discomfort or scarring.
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