Are You Able to Diagnose a Tongue or Lip Tie
From Colorado Springs, CO

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Rikki DeGrove
By: Sprout Therapy Services,

I am able to evaluate using a protocol to look at function and appearance. If I feel the tissue is restricted, then I would refer you to a preferred professional who is able to revise the tongue/lip tie (Dentist/other professional with specific training and equipment). They would give you their opinion on whether the ties require the revision procedure.

Therapy sessions prior to tongue tie revision can be helpful to learn stretches and oral exercises, then post-revision therapy is recommended to retrain the tongue muscles for proper function. If the patient is a breastfeeding infant, working with a lactation specialist is also important to establish proper feeding skills.

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