Lip Ties/Tongue Ties


Symptoms of Lip/Tongue Ties

Infant’s Symptoms:

  • Infant has nursing ulcer on lip
  • Clicking or gulping sounds while nursing
  • Gumming, chewing nipples, leaks milk
  • Easily chokes
  • Frequent release & relatch
  • Shallow latch
  • Long nursing sessions, falls asleep mid feed
  • Colic/Gas/Reflux
  • Poor weight gain or weight loss
  • Unable to hold a pacifier
  • Potential future speech and dental problems

Mother’s Symptoms:

  • Pain while nursing
  • Thrush
  • Decreased milk supply
  • Cracked, blistered, bleeding nipples
  • Breasts don’t fully empty
  • Frequent mastitis
  • General nursing discomfort

About the Procedure

We perform all of our laser surgeries using proper recommended safety precautions, including requiring everyone in the surgical areas to wear laser safety glasses. These precautions ensure that our surgeries are safe, quick, and void of any known complications. There is no known complication for tongue and lip tie laser surgery in a healthy infant. Following the procedure, you can expect little to no bleeding and only minimal discomfort for your infant.

A tongue or a lip tie can be released using a laser in as little as 10-15 seconds.

Our use of the minimally invasive “Laser Light” generally allows your infant to breastfeed immediately following the procedure.

Due to the importance of a team approach, our office must receive one of our Lip Tie/Tongue Tie referral forms directly from your lactation specialist or your speech language pathologist prior to scheduling a consultation with our office.