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Ankyloglossia in the infant and young child: clinical suggestions for diagnosis and management.
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PMID:  15839394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the recommended time for a child's first dental visit is early, it is essential that pediatric dentists be familiar with all possible pathologies occurring during this early period of life. The parents of infants and toddlers who notice in their child a "tongue-tie" (ankyloglossia) are likely to turn first to their pediatric dentist for advice and help. Treatment options such as observation, speech therapy, frenotomy without anesthesia, and frenectomy under general anesthesia have all been suggested in the literature. The purposes of this report are to describe ankyloglossia, its clinical significance, and the timing of treatment. The frenotomy procedure is presented for the pediatric dentist with clinical suggestions for the diagnosis and management of ankyloglossia.
Ari Kupietzky; Eyal Botzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dentistry     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0164-1263     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dent     Publication Date:    2005 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-20     Completed Date:  2005-05-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909102     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Articulation Disorders / etiology
Child, Preschool
Infant Nutrition Disorders / etiology
Lingual Frenum / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Tongue Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*

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