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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-76

Diode laser for lingual frenectomy


Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, UCMS College of Dental Surgery, Bhairahawa, Nepal

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Dr. Soni Bista
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, UCMS College of Dental Surgery, Bhairahawa
Nepal
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DOI: 10.4103/jdl.jdl_11_18

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Ankyloglossia or tongue tie is characterized by short lingual frenum restricting tongue movement which causes feeding difficulties and speech problems. Such condition can be treated by frenectomy using scalpel, laser, and electrocautery. The present case reports ankyloglossia in an 11-year-old female patient treated with diode laser and followed up without any complications.


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