Is your child suffering
from a tongue or lip tie?

Welcome To Durham Tongue Tie Laser Clinic

At Durham Tongue Tie Laser Clinic, we use an Erbium YAG laser to provide tongue and lip tie releases to infants, children and adults.
Dr. Robert is a general dentist and works in collaboration with an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant to provide diagnosis and treatment for tongue and lip ties. Additionally, we provide nursing and solid-food consultation for infants. Our practice specifically focuses on infants 1 year and under who are having challenges relating to nursing and feeding. We also provide treatment to children and adults who have been diagnosed by either a Speech-Language Pathologist or a Medical Doctor. Between the ages of 1 and 6, we recommend seeking treatment with a pediatric dentist.

What is a Tongue/Lip Tie?

A tongue or lip tie is commonly referred to as a tethered oral tissue. This is a condition where a band of muscular tissue prevents the tongue or lip from moving freely in ways that make nursing, eating and speaking properly possible.

Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie

Lip Tie

Lip Tie

Symptoms

Below are lists of symptoms commonly experienced by infants, moms and children or adults who are suffering from a tongue and/or lip tie.

For Baby

Poor latching
Falls asleep during feeding
Slides on and off nipple
Cries/fusses often
Reflux symptoms
Spits up often

For Mom

Painful nursing
Poor latching
Cracked, creased or flattened nipples
Bleeding or lipstick shaped nipples
Poor breast drainage
Plugged ducts

For Children/Adults

A tethered oral tissue can have many long-term implications. These may include:
Speech issues
Food aversions
Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
Multiple ear infections

Our Team

Dr. Robert Camastra
Dr. Robert Camastra
Somer Marontate
Somer Marontate
Sarah Oakes
Sarah Oakes
Kristen Dowdall
Kristen Dowdall

Blogs

What is a lip-tie?

What is a lip-tie?

What is a lip-tie? A lip-tie is a condition that babies are born with. It is fairly easy to spot in a child as most of the symptoms and identifiers are physical. A lip-tie is where the small skin...

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Is Breastfeeding Hurting?

Is Breastfeeding Hurting?

If you experience pain while you breastfeed, it’s important that you seek help because while it can take time to get the hang of it, breastfeeding should not hurt. If you don’t get help, the pain...

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