Amending tongue ties requires oral surgery in Newcastle, but as a minimally invasive operation, infants and children will make a quick and easy recovery.
The birth of a child is one of the most spectacular natural wonders one can experience, but it also presents unique challenges for a large percentage of newborns. For example, a child born with a tongue tie will experience limited movement of the tongue as the frenulum is considerably shorter than usual. Unfortunately, this abnormality is often missed and can even be mistaken for colic. So, when parents struggle with a baby who won’t suckle or latch properly and is constantly fussy and unhappy, a tongue tie could be the cause. In more severe cases of tongue tie, the tip of the tongue may also be restricted. This presents far more concern in that the child may not be able to feed at all, which could lead to sudden weight loss that presents its own challenges. Fortunately, there is a simple procedure to release the frenulum and provide more lingual movement to improve the child’s feeding ability.
In cases where tongue ties go undetected, the growing child may experience speech challenges and other dental development problems. Therefore, diagnosing and treating the abnormality quickly is vital to ensure your child gets a strong start after birth.
Here at Newcastle City Dental, we are passionate and committed to paediatric dentistry and have years of experience treating tongue ties in infants and young children. So, if you suspect your child may have this oral abnormality, schedule an appointment with us!
Moms, Your Body Is Telling You Your Baby May Have Tongue Tie!
A mother’s body after birth is extremely in-tune with their baby, and a mother’s instinct is never wrong. So, believe it or not, a mom’s body develops symptoms of its own when their baby has a tongue tie.
Many mothers experience difficulties with breastfeeding, so take note of these symptoms if your baby is not breastfeeding well:
- Painful breastfeeding.
- Spilling milk while the baby feeds.
- Poor latching.
- Sore, cracked or bleeding nipples.
- Mastitis (a painful infection of the breast tissue)
- Low breastmilk supply.
When you are experiencing these symptoms, a visit to a lactation consultant can help diagnose tongue tie in your baby.
When your child is not feeding well and is underweight for their age, it can cause significant stress and concern. So, if you are worried your child is not developing well and you have identified the symptoms of tongue tie, do not wait to make an appointment at your local dental practice.
Visit us today for professional tongue tie oral surgery in Newcastle!