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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-138

Ankyloglossia - does it matter to us?

Department of Prosthodontics, K.L.E.S.'s Institute of Dental sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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S Qazi
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.17106

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Historical reference to tongue tie may be found beginning in biblical time: 'and the string of his tongue loosened and he spoke plain'. [Mark 7:35] (Lalakea and Messner, Pediatr Clin N Am, 50, 2003, 381). Tongue tie (more formally known as ankyloglossia) is a congenital anomaly characterized by an abnormally short lingual frenulum; which restricts the mobility of the tongue. The clinical significance of this anomaly and the best method of management is a subject of debate (Fanibunda, Dental Uptade, 25, 1998, 296). We sought to identify the problems faced by the dental and medical professionals during the clinical treatment of these patients and to know the attitude of the patient towards it.

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