Tethered oral tissues can cause many problems in infants mainly related to feeding. Symptoms for your baby can include but are not limited to:
While the above symptoms are linked to tethered oral tissues, there are other scenarios and conditions that can cause similar issues. This stresses the importance of working with a team of professionals to rule out other problems.
These professionals may include IBCLCs, SLPs, chiropractors and pediatricians. It is recommended to have an evaluation with a support provider prior to your appointment. If you are looking for additional help or a provider, please call the office for a referral.
Dr. Poulsen will perform a thorough oral assessment to check structures and function. She will assess the baby’s suck and check for lip, tongue, and cheek ties.