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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-37

Use of Nd: YAG laser in the treatment of ankyloglossia for pediatric patient


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, M. A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Abhishek S Soni
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, M. A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Azam Campus, Hidayatulla Road, Camp, Pune - 411 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-2868.100989

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The lingual frenum has been a topic of controversy for a long time. Ankyloglossia causes problems in eating, dyspnoea, and speech disturbances. Hence, it is necessary to perform a lingual frenectomy in cases where ankyloglossia is very severe. Various methods such as surgery, diathermy, and lasers have long been used. The following case report highlights and discusses lingual frenectomy using Nd:YAG laser over other methods in children.


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