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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-106

Diode laser: An alternative treatment modality for ankyloglossia

Department of Periodontics, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Vijayendra Kumar Jain
Jain, A-4, AWHO Complex, Bhupinder Vihar, Scheme No. 78, Indore - 452 010, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-2868.158463

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Ankyloglossia or tongue-tie refers to an abnormally short lingual frenulum. Ankyloglossia is a recognized but poorly defined condition and has been reported to cause feeding difficulties, dysarthria, dyspnea, and social or mechanical problems in childhood and adolescence. This article reports a simple, safe, and effective way for management of ankyloglossia associated with restricted movement of the tongue. The treatment involved a diode laser for removal of the lingual frenum, which healed uneventfully. A marked improvement in the movement of the tongue was observed at follow-up visits in the treated case.

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