Tongue and lip ties can cause difficulties when breastfeeding and speaking, and can lead to speech impediments and other issues later in life. At Colorado Tongue Tie, Dr. Jesse specializes in diagnosing and treating tongue and lip ties.
If you think that your infant or toddler may have a tongue or lip tie, it’s easy to check for them on your own. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can recognize if your baby may have one of these conditions:
To understand what you’re looking for, you must first understand the basics about tongue and lip ties. Medically, this condition is usually known as “Tethered Oral Tissue”. Tongue ties are also referred to as “Ankyloglossia”.
Tongue and lip ties are caused by thick or malformed oral tissues. Tongue ties are caused when the lingual frenulum (the membrane which connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth) is thick, short, or otherwise malformed.
Lip ties are, essentially, the same thing. This condition occurs when the frenulum which connects the upper or lower lip to the gums is thick, too short, or is otherwise improperly formed, causing mobility issues with the lips.
If you believe your baby may have one of these conditions, here are a few steps you can take to diagnose the issue.
If your child is experiencing feeding difficulties, or has any of the other above symptoms of tongue and lip ties, come to Colorado Tongue Tie. Dr. Jesse is an expert at working with babies and infants, and he can help diagnose and treat your child, to ensure that their tongue or lip ties are removed, and that they will be able to feed and speak normally.
Learn more from our patient testimonials now, or contact us today at (720) 507-0077 to schedule your visit. You can also bring your child to our office at 4704 Harlan St., Denver, Colorado 80212 for an appointment.
At Colorado Tongue Tie, we want to bring comfort to you and your family by diagnosing and treating tethered oral tissues (TOTs) that affect infants, adolescents, and adults. Our procedures can correct breastfeeding issues, speech and airway problems, and neck and back pain in patients from infancy to adulthood. We use cool laser technology to ensure that our treatments are fast, effective and as painless as possible. And our team strives to create a compassionate environment where every patient feels comfortable.