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 9 months and under who are having challenges relating to nursing and feeding. We also provide treatment to children and adults who have been diagnosed by an Oral Myofunctional Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist or a Medical Doctor. Between the ages of 1 and 6, we recommend seeking treatment with a pediatric dentist or pediatrician.
What is a Tongue/Lip Tie?
Below are lists of symptoms commonly experienced by infants, moms and children or adults who are suffering from a tongue and/or lip tie.
Falls asleep during feeding
Slides on and off nipple
Spits up often
Cracked, creased or flattened nipples
Bleeding or lipstick shaped nipples
Poor breast drainage
A tethered oral tissue can have many long-term implications. These may include:
Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
Multiple ear infections
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