Because Joseph had been born with the rare condition called ankyloglossia
- meaning that he was literally tongue-tied.
Early lingual frenectomy assisted by CO2 laser helps prevention and treatment of functional alterations caused by ankyloglossia
Restricted tongue mobility, such as ankyloglossia
, is well reported.
2003], cleft lip and palate ranging from 2-11%, a high arched palate in 12% [Slavotinek and Tifft, 2002], ankyloglossia
[Gupta and Saxena, 1962; Ide and Wollschlaeger, 1969; Gattuso et al.
Diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia
and tied maxillary fraenum in infants using ErYAG and 1064 diode lasers.
A greater emphasis on exclusive breastfeeding in recent years has reignited the historical debate over the role of ankyloglossia
(tongue-tie) in infants with breastfeeding difficulties.
2004] and many of today's practicing physicians were taught that treatment of tongue-tie, (ankyloglossia
) is an outdated concept, a relic of times past and during the last several decades of predominant bottle-feeding, ankyloglossia
was relegated to the status of a 'non-problem' because of the lack of significant impact upon bottle feeding behaviours.
2005) IPG 149 Division of ankyloglossia
(tongue tie) for breastfeeding--guidance.
(tongue tie): This is characterized by shortness of the lingual frenula, which thus restricts movements of the tongue.
was present and elimination of buccal and vestibular sulci.