Were included babies between 1 month and 4 months, of both genders, fed in the womb, referred to the evaluation of the lingual frenulum
in CRESA/ PUC Goias, from August 2014 to February 2015, whose mothers were willing to authorize and sign the Instrument Consent.
In elderly, prominent lingual frenulum
may dislodge denture when tongue is raised.
Comparison between the groups, regarding the interfering variables for occlusion, hearing complaint, lingual frenulum
and non-nutritive suction Control Group Research Group p-value (n) (%) (n) (%) Non-nutritive No 23 46% 27 54% 0.424 suction Yes 27 54% 23 46% Lingual Altered 2 4% 0 0% 0.153 frenulum Normal 48 96% 50 100% Hearing No 11 57.90% 31 62% 0.755 complaint Yes 8 42.10% 19 38% Occlusion Normal 34 68% 18 36% 0.001 Altered 16 32% 32 64% Teste de Igualdade de Duas Proposes (p<0,05) *
(2006) Reliability of the hazelbaker assessment tool for lingual frenulum
During early gestation (as early as 4 weeks) the lingual frenulum
serves as a guide for forward growth of the tongue.
 concluded that 35% of newborns had posterior lingual frenulum
. However, this type of lingual frenulum
did not interfere with breastfeeding; therefore, surgery was not recommended.
They included fine-needle aspiration, incision and drainage of abscesses and cysts, removal of cysts, wick placement, laceration repair, treatment of soft-tissue injuries, biopsies and repair, excisional and brush biopsies, release of lingual frenulum
, treatment of mucoceles, endoscopy, flexible laryngoscopy, videostroboscopy, drug therapy, uvulectomy, treatment of dysphagia and reflux, foreign body removal, myringoplasty, micro-otoscopy and photo documentation, mastoid cleansing, postoperative care, intertympanic steroid injection, Epley maneuver, polypectomy, epistaxis control, repair of deviated nasal septum, coblation under local anesthesia, closed reduction of nasal fractures, and many more.
Inintraoral examination there was a small, smooth surface, and movable mass in the floor of the mouth, to right side of the lingual frenulum
. The mucous color was normal.
Partial ankyloglossia, defined as a short lingual frenulum
that results in restricted range of tongue movement, has been cited as a possible cause of breastfeeding failure, but little is known about the effectiveness of corrective frenulotomy.
The lingual frenulum
was evaluated using the Lingual Frenulum
Evaluation Protocol with scores for babies, proposed by Martinelli et al.
CASE HISTORY: A twenty four year old physical education teacher presented with complaints of purulent discharge from the oral cavity for six months duration adjacent to the lingual frenulum
in the anterior floor of the mouth.
Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue-tie, is a congenital oral anomaly characterized by an abnormally short and sometimes thickened lingual frenulum
that can affect the mobility of the tongue.