DD had her 15 month check up yesterday, and I finally decided to see if my DD's Ped knew anything about lip ties. She told me that in pediatrics there are times when they think they are a problem, and times when they think they aren't, and this is one of those times when they think they aren't a big deal. I hope that makes sense. She did look at my DD, and said that yes, she has one (which I knew; it goes practically from the bottom of her lip to the bottom of her gums and she has a bad gap from it, but it hasn't caused any issues other than gassiness and spit up when she was younger. I didn't have any pain after the first month, until her top teeth started coming in in October, and now they are leaving dents and are scraping when she pulls off), and gave us a list of numbers to call that are pediatric surgeons. Should I even bother calling them? I thought dentists and ENTs did those kind of procedures. When I had mine fixed at 7, I was referred to an oral surgeon by my dentist/orthodontist (he was both). Unfortunately, DD is on Medicaid and we can't afford to pay out of pocket, but I would like to get this dealt with sooner rather than later so it doesn't cause more problems down the road.
We live near Cleveland, if that info is needed. And if we do get it fixed, since she's older, it won't cause her to decide to wean, or cause her to have issues trying to figure out how to latch or anything, will it?
on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM