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Management of Posterior Ankyloglossia using the Er, Cr:YSGG Laser

Suchetan Pradhan, Effath Yasmin, Amrita Mehta

Citation Information : Pradhan S, Yasmin E, Mehta A. Management of Posterior Ankyloglossia using the Er, Cr:YSGG Laser. Int J Laser Dent 2012; 2 (2):41-46.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10022-1016

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Ankyloglossia or tongue-tie, refers to a minor anomaly in the attachment of the membrane or frenum that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth, which may interfere with normal function and mobility of the tongue. Ankyloglossia is a poorly recognized and inadequately defined condition and has been reported to cause breastfeeding difficulties, dental issues and speech problems. This article discusses assessment criterions to diagnose posterior ankylogossia and lays down treatment protocol in neonates using the Er,Cr:YSGG (Waterlase MD).


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