tongue tie


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tongue tie

Ankyloglossia ENT A condition in which the tongue's free movement is restricted, as the lingual frenum is attached too far forward on the tongue, restricting tongue motion. See Tongue.

tongue tie

A rare condition in which the mucous membrane partition under the tongue (the FRENULUM) is so tight as to limit tongue movement and even affect speech. The condition is easily corrected by snipping the frenulum.
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In addition, in some cases, mandibular midline diastema can be caused by a combination of tongue tie and tongue thrusting.
For the tongue tie, a cut along the ventral surface of the tongue and along the floor of the oral cavity, but not between the submandibular ducts, was made.
Not only does tongue tie cause dental problems but very early in life the condition is associated with breast feeding problems as it can cause soreness and pain for the mother.
Overall division of the tongue tie resulted in improved feeding in 95% of babies.
2] laser for the treatment of tongue tie in 15 patients.
The working time to complete the necessary surgery of a tongue tie is quite short (3-4 minutes on average) and is free of complications.
The ExplorAr Argon Plasma Cutting Electrodes with Argon beam simplify the techniques for Labial Frenectomy and Tongue Tie Release.
Management of tongue tie in children: a survey of paediatric surgeons in Australia.
Tongue ties (ankyloglossia) in infants occur in approximately 5% of neonates [Dolberg et al.
In addition, because the current recommended time for a child's first dental visit is as early as possible, certainly well before one year of age, it is essential that paediatric dentists are familiar with the current necessary techniques for the management of tongue ties [Kupietzky and Botzer, 2005].