At this initial appointment, a member of our team will review your child’s history and presenting symptoms. For breastfeeding infants, the history will cover symptoms of both the nursing mother and the baby. Once the patients history is collected, Dr Chan will performa a physical examination of the patients mouth including examining under the top lip and palpating under the tongue to determine whether a tongue or lip restriction exists and the nature and classification of each.
Dr Chan may also perform a “suck test” as part of the examination to identify the presence, nature and location of ties. During this examination, our staff may take photographs and videos of the patient’s mouth as part of the examination record.
Dr Chan will discuss the following with you at this appointment:
• Oral restrictions and the possible effects ( long and short term)
• Management options that are available
• The pros and cons of intervention and non-intervention
Please allow approximately 30 minutes for this examination appointment. If Dr Chan recommends laser surgery fro your child, she will explain the procedure of laser frenectomy to you. She will also answer any questions you may have about what to expect. As there will be much information provided at this appointment, we recommend that both parents attend ( if possible) and be present fro the entire appointment.