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    Default Upper Lip Tie. Snip or Laser? WWYD

    DD 7months has finally diagnosed with an upper lip tie, she is clicky when she feeds, gulps lots of air which makes her uncomfortable and wakes her with gas, still feeds very fequently, when she is tired she slips off the nipple and tries to suck it back in resulting in sore nipples and im worried about her weaning early plus speech and dental issues.

    I have been to the GP and have a referral to the peadiatric surgeon but have been advised they only snip under GA and she will need to go into hospital. Someone told me that a dentist can do the same thing with a local and laser.

    Opinions please? Whats the difference between laser and snip? Anyone had an upper lip tie fixed?

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    Subbing. I had DS's tongue tie snipped but his 2 top teeth have come through so crooked and I think it's due to ULT. So might be looking at getting it treated before his adult teeth come through.

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    DP and I had DD's upper lip tie cut at around 5-6weeks. We had it cut instead of laser. She was a little sore for a day and then she was fine. Just looking at it you can see the difference and he upper lip is a lot looser.

    We had it done for dental reasons.

    Good luck OP.

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    @Best Things was there any reason you choose snip over laser? Was it under general anesthetic or just local'?

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    DS had an ULT and a TT which were both lasered at 4 weeks due feeding and attachment problems. I was given the option between laser and snipping. I chose the laser as it has less 'relapse' chance of reattaching unlike the snipping. When it is lasered it is coterised at the same time which means the wound is less likely to reattach and need redoing down the track. There is a far higher rate of reattachment when it is snipped as it is like an open wound that can fuse back together during the healing process. DS still had local anaesthetic just in case( I think it is more uncomfortable than painful ) the procedure was over in 10 mins and it took about 2 days and was pretty much completely healed. Took us another couple of weeks of working at it but feeding issues had basically disappeared as he was now able to flange his lip and I am still BF now. (He is 8mths) Definitely worth it whatever your reason is. GL!

    We had it done at a pediatric dentist btw.


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    I'm waiting to see if it causes any other issues, dd has had feeding issues but as she's mainly on solids now i don't see it as a big deal. I still have mine.

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    Where are you located? There is a specialist in melb who does these things. I had a terrible experience with getting dd tt done, if I could have it over, I'd have left it alone.

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    Im in north queensland, there is only 1 specialist that does all of NQ. But im led to believe there is a few dentist that will laser.
    @dreamer what was so bad about your experience? Could you pm if you dont want to put it here

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    Both my boys have upper lip ties (my youngest was tongue tied as well). Their dentist recommended that they get theirs snipped when they are 9 years old (they are currently 3 & 1)


 

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