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Ankyloglossia in Children and those with Special Healthcare Needs: Diagnosis Management and Implications

Manoj A Jaiswal, Khushboo Bhalla, Nagarajan S, Bhupendra Babaria

Keywords : Ankyloglossia, Feeding difficulty, Frenectomy, Soft tissue laser, Speech difficulty, Tongue-tie

Citation Information : Jaiswal MA, Bhalla K, S N, Babaria B. Ankyloglossia in Children and those with Special Healthcare Needs: Diagnosis Management and Implications. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2022; 56 (1):57-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1562

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-02-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Oral ties along with ankyloglossia have been recognized for centuries, but have gained wider interest in the recent years. Tongue-tie refers to a congenital condition characterized by a short lingual frenulum that restricts tongue movement and interferes with tongue function. Recent literature suggests that speech, feeding, oral hygiene, dentition, and sleep difficulties may be linked to this condition. This case series presents evidence on the diagnosis, management using soft tissue laser with the help of pharmacological/nonpharmacological behavior management techniques, use of myofunctional exercises and future implications of short lingual frenulum in young children.

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