Tongue & Lip Tie

Nursing mothers that are experiencing nipple pain, uneven breast drainage, or low milk supply may have an infant with tongue and lip-tie.

If you believe your child has tongue and lip-tie, please don't hesitate to give Dental Town a call.

Tongue and lip-tie is a condition in which the center of the tongue has difficulty rising from the floor of the mouth because the tissue (lingual frenulum) that attaches the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth is unusually short, thick or tight. While tongue and lip-tie is not always easily visible in infants, some more obvious symptoms for babies include:

  • Difficulty latching and sucking
  • Inadequate weight gain or weight loss
  • Gas and reflux
  • Irritability or colic
  • Fatigue or falling asleep shortly after beginning nursing
  • Difficulty staying latched while nursing
  • Coughing, choking or making strange noises while nursing

What can you do?

To feel for a restrictive frenulum, run your finger across the floor of your child’s mouth. In the center, you will find the frenulum. If you have difficulty going past the frenulum without going around it, then your child may have a restricted frenulum.

If you believe your child has tongue and lip-tie, please don’t hesitate to give Dental Town a call. We can assess your child’s oral health and help you determine the best treatment solution to meet their needs. Our experienced providers can perform a quick and relatively painless frenotomy to correct tongue and lip-ties. Recovery from surgery is often very fast and most babies can nurse immediately afterwards.

Locations

Alpharetta Dental Town

(770) 679-7637
5260 Avalon Blvd.
Bldg. 5000
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Canton Dental Town

(770) 741-0439
2020 Cumming Hwy
Suite 100
Canton, GA 30115

Woodstock Dental Town

(678) 224-5722
250 Parkbrooke Pl.
Unit 250
Woodstock, GA 30189

Johns Creek Dental Town

(770) 622-1515
4330 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suite 100
Suwanee, GA 30024

Dental Town Specialists

(770) 622-1518
4330 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suite 500
Suwanee, GA 30024

Forsyth Dental Town

(678) 250-9417
410 Peachtree Pkwy,
Bldg 400
Cumming, GA 30041

Orthodontics & Pediatrics:

(770) 679-7069
Suite 4250

General Dentistry & Oral Surgery: Suite 4108

Milton Dental Town

(678) 352-1033
980 Birmingham Rd
Suite 507
Milton, GA 30004