2022, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Part F
Ankyloglossia and its management: A case series
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Bhalchandra Bhavusaheb Thorat, Dr. Mala Dixit Baburaj and Dr. Pradnya Dattatray Kadam
ABSTRACT:Ankyloglossia or tongue-tie is the result of a short and thick lingual frenulum that causes limited tongue movement. Eventually, it may lead to a series of problems such as difficulties in breastfeeding during infancy, abnormal swallowing pattern, speech impairment, malocclusion, and gingival recession. In this case series, three adult patients with ankyloglossia were treated by performing lingual frenectomy using a scalpel under local anesthesia without any complications. This was followed by post-operative recall and speech therapy sessions. A marked improvement in tongue movement and speech was observed at follow-up visits in all the treated cases.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Bhalchandra Bhavusaheb Thorat, Dr. Mala Dixit Baburaj, Dr. Pradnya Dattatray Kadam. Ankyloglossia and its management: A case series. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(1):351-358. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i1f.1448