What to Expect During a Lip and Tongue-Tie Procedure – Dallas, TX
Getting Ready for a
During the first consultation, Dr. Morgan will ask about the symptoms that you or your child might be experiencing. Once he has a clearer picture of the situation, he’ll perform a visual check on the mouth and assess on how well the lips and tongue can move. He can then determine whether or not it’s a case of lip or tongue-tie. He’ll explain everything that he’s doing throughout the assessment and will go over all of your options when it comes time to discuss next steps. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to voice them. Sometimes the treatment can be performed on the same day as the consultation. To make the process as easy as possible for yourself and your loved ones, we recommend following the tips below to prepare for your visit.
Before Your Appointment
First of all, it’s essential to have a clear idea of your own situation so that you can describe your troublesome symptoms in detail. Please check our Symptoms of Lip & Tongue Ties page and check for warning signs that might apply to you or your child. If you have trouble remembering them all, write them down or leave yourself a reminder on your phone. Then, when it’s time for your consultation, you can simply read them off to Dr. Morgan in order to ensure that you don’t forget anything that could help in making a successful diagnosis. Be sure to let us know about anything that we need to know in advance, such as another preexisting condition. You should also take note of any questions you have about insurance.
Some Other Things That Are Helpful to Have on Hand Are
- Age-appropriate pain relief medicine. (Good options for children include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, teething gel, essential oils, and a cold compress.)
- A flashlight that you can use to look inside your child’s mouth in case you want to take a closer look at the problem for yourself as Dr. Morgan is describing it.
- Coconut oil that can help speed up the recovery process.
- A blanket to help your child keep still during the procedure.
Things You May Want to Bring
- A favorite toy such as a stuffed bear that could keep your child calm during your visit.
- Close friends or family members that can stay with your child and look after them when you need to talk to Dr. Morgan about the logistics of the procedure itself.
- A phone that can record video so that you will have a record of the stretches that need to be performed after the procedure is done.