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A Comprehensive Treatment Protocol for Lingual Frenectomy with Combination of Lasers and Speech Therapy: Two Case Reports

Vidyaa Hari Iyer, Sujatha Sudarsan

Citation Information : Iyer VH, Sudarsan S. A Comprehensive Treatment Protocol for Lingual Frenectomy with Combination of Lasers and Speech Therapy: Two Case Reports. Int J Laser Dent 2015; 5 (1):12-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10022-1066

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Lingual frenectomy is the procedure that involves removal of a band of tissue, the lingual frenulum which connects the tongue with floor of the mouth. The procedure is generally safe, but caution is necessary as it can cause severe, permanent or untreatable pain, and nerve damage. This procedure could be partial removal of frenum or repositioning of the frenum termed as “frenoplasty” or “frenotomy”, and complete removal of frenum termed as “frenectomy”. Laser frenectomy results are in a lower risk of relapse, such as adhesion, and hence the prognosis is superior to those treated by traditional methods. This article highlights the advantages of using lasers as a treatment option for lingual frenectomy and aftercare with speech therapy for rehabilitation of the patients.


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