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What are complications of tongue-tie in babies if not treated?

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If it's not treated, it can lead to:

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  • Dental problems like tooth decay, swollen and irritated gums, and a gap between the lower two front teeth
  • Gagging or choking on foods as your child starts to eat solids
  • A hard time with basic things, like licking an ice cream cone and kissing
  • Trouble saying d, l, n, r, s, t, th, and z sounds. Rolling an r can be especially hard.

From: What Is Tongue-Tie in Babies? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia).”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie).”

National Health Service: “Tongue-Tie.”

Victoria State Government, Better Health Channel: “Tongue-Tie.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on January 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia).”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie).”

National Health Service: “Tongue-Tie.”

Victoria State Government, Better Health Channel: “Tongue-Tie.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on January 10, 2018

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