Tongue Tie

Paediatric tongue tie treatment in Cobham

At Hollyhedge, we use a simple procedure known as tongue-tie division as treatment if your child’s ability to feed is impairduedur to tongue tie.

Tongue tie treatment for children

If you’re looking for a highly rated and experienced children’s dentist who is an expert in kids’ tongue tie treatment, our award-winning and state-of-the-art children’s clinic in Cobham can help.

What is a tongue tie?

The skin strip separating a baby’s tongue from the floor of their mouth is shorter than average if they have tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia. Infants with tongue ties occasionally don’t seem affected by their condition. Some people could find it challenging to nurse milk since it can restrict the tongue’s range of motion.

When a newborn baby is physically examined, tongue-tie can occasionally be found. However, it is typically not noticeable. It might not be apparent until your child has feeding difficulties.

The baby must grasp the nipple and breast tissue, and the tongue must cover the lower gum to protect the nipple from injury. Because they can’t open their lips wide enough, some babies with tongue-tie find it difficult to latch on to the breast.