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Diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia and tied maxillary fraenum in infants using Er:YAG and 1064 diode lasers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21473843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Newborn babies often present oral conditions of anykloglossia and tied maxillary fraena (lip-ties) associated with problems that can be related to breastfeeding. Many breastfeeding problems experienced by mothers and their babies may be attributed to abnormal attachments of the tongue and/or a maxillary lip-tie.
REVIEW: The various types of both lip and tongue ties are reviewed. The diagnostic tools for dental practitioners are evaluated and treatment options these affected infants using either a 1064 InGaAsP semiconductor (diode) laser or a 2940 Er:YAG laser are described.
CONCLUSION: This approach provides treatment without the need for hospitalisation or general anaesthesia.
L Kotlow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of paediatric dentistry : official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1818-6300     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Paediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101277157     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Paediatr Dent     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-12     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Dr L. Kotlow. 340 Fuller Road, Albany, New York, USA. Email:
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