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Lip tie experiences please!

(3 Posts)
ladypop Mon 10-Jun-13 14:31:05

I think my 8 week old DS might have lip tie but this is mine own diagnosis. Where do I go to to get this looked at and potentially treated? My bf councillor couldn't really help (although she specialises on tounge tie and its treatment). I have read it is not routinely treated on nhs....any knowledge on subject welcome! smile

stottiecake Mon 10-Jun-13 23:27:27

hello smile

both my boys are lip-tied although ds1 (4.5 yo) more tightly than ds2 (23 mo). Ds 1 has quite a pronounced gap between his teeth. Ds1 also had tongue tie which loosened itself and now appears to be normal (was extremely painful in the early bf-ing days)

Er I have no knowledge actually blush It dosn't seem to have affected speech though or feeding for either boy. No plans to see about treatment although I do wonder about the affect on adult teeth and whether ds1s gap will be more noticable.

mawbroon Wed 12-Jun-13 23:11:30

John Roberts at Cote Royd Dental practice in Huddersfield or Malcolm Levenkind in North London are both dentists who will laser a lip tie if needed.

Is there a tongue tie too? They usually go hand in hand, although, of course, there will be some who have a lip tie and no tongue tie.

Google Dr Kotlow

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