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How to Treat a Cleft Lip
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Aaron Vickers
Children born with a cleft lip can have several problems performing everyday tasks such as eating and speaking. It is vital to take care of this birth defect as soon as possible. Having a baby who has a cleft lip can be devastating and challenging, but we are here to help you. What is a Cleft Lip? The early stages of pregnancy are crucial for your baby's development. Before the tenth week, many elements of what will become your child's face are formed, including the lip, as early as the fourth week of pregnancy. As the pregnancy advances, the tissues and cells that make up the face will begin to come together and close in the middle. When this stage is interrupted, the lip won't close completely, and the baby will have an opening in the center of their lip that runs up to their nostrils. In some cases, the opening is smaller and looks like a slit. How is a Cleft Lip Treated? While it can be incredibly difficult for a new mother to give birth to a baby with a cleft lip, there is hope. It is critical to treat the condition as soon as possible, and our surgeons have the right experience to perform this surgery on very young infants. Repairing a cleft lip requires surgery as soon as possible to allow the child to eat and speak properly. An infant that can't feed correctly in the early days and months of life could suffer from malnutrition and be missing on getting essential vitamins and minerals from breast milk, formula, cereals, fruits, and vegetables. It is not clear why a cleft lip happens in some babies, but scientists believe it is due to several factors, including genetics, environmental conditions, smoking, diabetes, and certain medications that can cause congenital disabilities....
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Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

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Denton, TX 76201

(940) 205-4619
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Flower Mound, TX 75028

(469) 702-0302
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Vickers & Associates Oral Surgery and Dental Implants - Aaron Vickers DDS, MD | www.vaoralsurgery.com | (469) 702-0302
651 Cross Timbers Road, Suite 103, Flower Mound, TX 75028