ankyloglossia

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Noun1.ankyloglossia - a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongueankyloglossia - a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue
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The aim of the therapies was to strengthen lingual musculature, buccinator, lips, masseter and musculature of the facial mime, as well as to work on tongue mobility, buccinator, bilateral mastication and speech training, as well as stretch the tongue musculature in the case of one subject (20%) who had a short lingual frenulum.
In most patients, reestablishment of reasonable masticatory efficiency is dependent upon good tongue mobility.
No abnormalities with regards to the tongue mobility, appearance of the gular region, or behavior of the patient were observed at that time.
There was no macroglossia or disturbance of tongue mobility.
Inability to retain saliva within the mouth- poor head control, constant open mouth, poor lip control, disorganized tongue mobility, decreased tactile sensation, macroglossia, dental malocclusion, nasal obstruction.