At Toothbeary, we use a simple procedure known as tongue-tie division as treatment if your child’s ability to feed is impaired due to tongue tie.
If you’re looking for a highly rated and experienced children’s dentist who is an expert in kids tongue tie treatment, then our award winning and state-of-the-art childrens clinic in London can help.
The skin strip separating a baby’s tongue from the floor of their mouth is shorter than average if they have tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia. Infants with tongue ties occasionally don’t seem to be affected by their condition. Some people could find it challenging to nurse milk since it can restrict the tongue’s range of motion.
When a new-born baby is physically examined, tongue-tie can occasionally be found, however it is typically not noticeable. It might not be noticeable until your child has feeding difficulties.
The nipple and breast tissue must be grasped by the baby, and the tongue must cover the lower gum to protect the nipple from injury. Because they can’t open their lips wide enough, some babies with tongue-tie find it difficult to latch on to the breast.
To keep this treatment affordable, we ensure our prices are highly competitive compared to other specialist paediatric dentists in London, we even offer 0% Interest Free credit to help spread the cost.
Children's tongue tie treatment
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – GDC No 82110
Our gentle & caring tongue tie treatment team at Toothbeary is led by Dr Jahrad Haq.
Jahrad is our Oral and maxillofacial surgeon who holds degrees in both medicine and dentistry and has completed advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at several renowned London teaching hospitals. Jahrad is able to deliver a very high standard of clinical care as a result of his extensive training. He has experience dealing with patients who have complicated medical conditions as well as anxious people and young patients.
If you believe your baby may have tongue tie and you are currently breastfeeding them, you may find that they have difficulty:
It may not always be required to cure tongue tie if your infant can feed without any problems. A simple procedure known as tongue-tie division is utilised as treatment if the child’s ability to feed is impaired.
The connective tissue (frenulum) between your child’s tongue tip and the floor of their mouth, is separated during this procedure. By doing this, the tongue is disconnected from the floor of your child’s mouth.
You can rest easy knowing that the tongue tie process itself normally only takes 1 to 2 minutes.
Not all children will require sedation, the process will depend on the age of the child.
“Absolutely recommended, Toothbeary is truly an exceptional clinic! From first interaction they were all professional, calm, friendly. Everything runs smoothly and efficiently.”
Our unique approach to treating your child is designed around building trust and confidence through positive experiences so we can promote and reinforce good oral hygiene habits whilst instilling the need to care for their own teeth.