The clinic also specializes in tongue frenuloplasty services, which is available to patients living with ankyloglossia
, also known as a tongue-tie.
FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most patients referred for ankyloglossia
can benefit from intervention strategies other than surgical procedures, according to a study published online July 11 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
It's thought that a too-tight connection in either spot -- medically known as ankyloglossia
-- can interfere with or even prevent breastfeeding.
All those subjects with history of orthodontic treatment, extractions, malalignment, ankyloglossia
and attrition of the teeth were excluded from the study.
Tongue-tie - ankyloglossia
- is where the strip of skin connecting the baby's tongue to the floor of their mouth is shorter than usual.
) occurs when the small stretch of tissue that connects the underside of a baby's tongue to the bottom of the mouth might be too short and tight thus restricting the movement of the baby's tongue.
also known as the hypertrophic lingual frenulum, is a condition where there is a limitation to the tongue movement due to the congenitally short frenulum or there is a fibrous band between base of tongue and tongue.
Tongue-tie is formally known in medicine as ankyloglossia
The posterior ankyloglossia
or submucosal tonguetie, which consists of the presence of abnormal collagen fibers in a sub mucosal location surrounded by tight mucous membrane under the front of the tongue is a variation poorly described in the literature .
Objective: To compare frenulotomy versus frenulectomy in cases of ankyloglossia
in terms of post operative improvement in speech and feeding difficulties in children.
Mellerio noted that EB can also adversely affect oral health and lead to the formation of painful blisters, scarring, microstomia, and ankyloglossia
, which "can contribute to difficulties eating and speaking and make it hard to keep the teeth clean." Analgesics can be helpful, as can an NSAID mouthwash or spray or mucoprotectants like Episil that coat the surface of lesions.
Initial examination of the neonate revealed low set ears with thick helices, flattened nasal bridge, and ankyloglossia
. Although the infant's head shape and size were concerning for craniosynostosis, no formal diagnosis was made.