Tongue-Tie

Tongue Tie - Dr Lionel Steinberg

What is tongue-tie?

Tongue-tie is a condition where the baby’s tongue does not move freely because it is attached to the floor of the mouth. Mild tongue-tie is common in newborn babies and often corrects itself. However serious tongue-tie is rare, often hereditary, and can make sucking, eating and talking difficult. In a small number of babies it can interfere with successful breastfeeding.

What treatment is available?

Removing a tongue-tie is a simple procedure that can be performed in Lionel’s consulting rooms and involves snipping the section of skin that is restricting the tongue. Although the procedure may not help all babies, complications such as bleeding and injury to the tongue are rare. A consultation with Lionel can confirm if a procedure is necessary. If you would like more information please call the office to arrange an appointment.

To arrange a tongue-tie consultation please contact us.