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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215-217

Management of ankyloglossia by diode laser

Department of Periodontics, Thaimoogambigai Dental College, Golden George Nagar, Chennai, India

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Snophia Suresh
Department of Periodontics, Thaimoogambigai Dental College, Golden George Nagar, Chennai
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.113267

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Frenum is a fold of tissue or muscle connecting the lips, cheek, or tongue to the jawbone. It is also known as frenulum, frenulums, frenula, frenums, or frena. Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue tie, is a congenital anomaly characterized by an abnormally short/tight lingual frenulum, which restricts mobility of the tongue tip. Though the ankyloglossia or tongue tie is not a serious manifestation, it may lead to a host of problems including infant feeding difficulties, speech disorders, and various mechanical and social issues related to the inability of the tongue to protrude. Lingual frenectomy is advised for the management of ankyloglossia. The present paper discusses one case of successful management of ankyloglossia or tongue tie with diode laser. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry
  • Ankyloglossia is commonly associated with speech problems.
  • Tongue tie can be corrected by lingual frenectomy
  • The common problem during scalpel frenectomy is excessive bleeding.
  • To reduce bleeding during surgery and improve postoperative healing, laser-assisted frenectomy is preferred.

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