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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-80

Management of ankyloglossia

Department of Periodontology, MGV'S KBH Dental College and Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jorr.jorr_7_19

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Tongue tie which is also known as Ankyloglossia originated from Greek word “agkilos” which means curved and glossa which mean tongue. Ankyloglossia is usually associated with difficulty in speech articulation and breast feeding as it causes limited tongue movement. There are different modalities available to manage Ankylossia. A twenty-three year old male with ankyloglossia and a chief complaint of difficulty with speech underwent lingual frenectomy under local anaesthesia using a standard surgical technique using scalpel and blade that was followed with speech therapy. Two month follow up showed marked improvement in tongue movements with no signs of recurrence. Early diagnosis and proper surgical intervention is key to help the patient to avoid problem associated with Ankylossia and lead a better life.

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