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Experienced moms PTT?

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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My almost one year old had a lip tie clipped at around nine months. I never had her checked for posterior tongue tie. I don't know if she has one but every time she is cutting new teeth her latch gets really shallow and starts causing me pain. She's beginning to cut her canines and the latch is painful again. I'm not sure if it's worth seeking out help with a posterior tongue tie. We'll (hopefully) be winding down our nursing sessions in the next few months and I feel like if we've made it this far we can push through. But I don't know if a PTT would affect speech or eating habits?

She does still nurse every two hours around the clock. I had hoped after we clipped the lip tie that she would be able to be satisfied for longer periods but she's still nursing like a newbie.

Anyway, experience here? Should I try to find someone to check her for PTT or am I just reaching for an explanation?
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jjchick75
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Well first off I have a 1 year old who nurses every 2 hours through the day and almost constantly at night, so that's not a big deal and is just normal for some babies. But I would have checked for a tongue tie because it can cause speech and eating issues. I'm surprised she wasn't checked whens he was checked for a lip tie. 

BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:41 AM
There doesn't seem to be many professionals with experience with mouth ties around here. I kind of told people what to do with the lip tie. I took her to a pediatric dentist and told him he needed to clip it because it was causing feeding issues and he basically said ok. But as far as I know he never checked for any other ties. And I wasn't aware that PTT and lip tie often go hand in hand.


Quoting jjchick75:

Well first off I have a 1 year old who nurses every 2 hours through the day and almost constantly at night, so that's not a big deal and is just normal for some babies. But I would have checked for a tongue tie because it can cause speech and eating issues. I'm surprised she wasn't checked whens he was checked for a lip tie. 


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Mrs.Brugger
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:44 AM

I've heard lip ties and PTT are commonly together. When I mentioned my DD's lip tie, everyone was talking about PTT too. I had no idea! Hopefully we'll be making an appt with another ENT soon.

(And you're right. A lot of doctors really aren't well educated on ties. Heck, my PED told me that there really wasn't any proof that cutting a lip tie does anything. Thanks for nothin, Doc!)

PoodleMum
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Where are you?  I have a great list (though short) of recommended providers :)  PTT are a horrible horrible thing to deal with, it took 2 years to properly clip my first.  Not only does it affect nursing, but has life long issues as well.  Trust me, from a posterior tongue tied adult, clip it!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1csuZTXGQnLrRergYNXsS1YcIQbBlFA7fATAss11icz8/edit

Hope that works, if not let me know where you are-ish and I'll recommend someone as close as I can

BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:36 PM
I'm in SE New Mexico. We had to drive to Lubbock TX to have her lip tie clipped. I'm mobile so can't click your link.

As an adult what kind of issues do you have? I'm not even aware of what they could be.


Quoting PoodleMum:

Where are you?  I have a great list (though short) of recommended providers :)  PTT are a horrible horrible thing to deal with, it took 2 years to properly clip my first.  Not only does it affect nursing, but has life long issues as well.  Trust me, from a posterior tongue tied adult, clip it!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1csuZTXGQnLrRergYNXsS1YcIQbBlFA7fATAss11icz8/edit

Hope that works, if not let me know where you are-ish and I'll recommend someone as close as I can


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PoodleMum
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM

I'm not sure who would be closer, but here are the ones in TX. 
TEXAS

Dr. Hugh Oser
1135 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX 76248
Phone: 817-431-5514   Fax: 817-431-8048
Email: teamdroser@yahoo.com
http://www.wowdentistry.net/

Stacey Cole, DDS
Clear Fork Dental
4812 Bryant Irvin Ct.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: (817) 731-9291
Email: coledds@clearforkdental.com
http://www.svcole.com/


I suffer from clicky jaws, migraines, dental decay, 10 years of orthodontic work ruined, reflux, snoring, etc.  We're going to get mine clipped as soon as we can afford it.  Here's a great link about adult symptoms

http://milkmatters.org.uk/2011/04/15/hidden-cause-of-feeding-problems-however-you-feed-your-baby/

Quoting BridgetMc:

I'm in SE New Mexico. We had to drive to Lubbock TX to have her lip tie clipped. I'm mobile so can't click your link.

As an adult what kind of issues do you have? I'm not even aware of what they could be.


Quoting PoodleMum:

Where are you?  I have a great list (though short) of recommended providers :)  PTT are a horrible horrible thing to deal with, it took 2 years to properly clip my first.  Not only does it affect nursing, but has life long issues as well.  Trust me, from a posterior tongue tied adult, clip it!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1csuZTXGQnLrRergYNXsS1YcIQbBlFA7fATAss11icz8/edit

Hope that works, if not let me know where you are-ish and I'll recommend someone as close as I can



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