CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

Cleft lip and palate is condition or birth defects that occur when baby lip or mouth don’t form.

CAUSE OF CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

a) HEREDITARY -Parents with family history of cleft lip and palate had more chances to develop cleft lip and palate

b) Smoking, drinking, tobacco chewing during pregnancy.

c) Drugs consumed by pregnant ladies during first trimester like anti-epileptic drug.

d) Obese or overweight women

RISKS OF CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

a) Difficulty in feeding.

b) Difficulty in swallowing, speech

c) Ear infections

d) Difficulty in hearing

e) Absence of Upper teeth (especially anterior) in some cases.

f) Social, emotional & behavioral problem due to difference in appearance that make them different from other.

TREATMENT

a) Surgery

b) Speech therapy

c) Dental care

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