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Tongue-tie assessment: clinical aspects and a new diode laser technique for its management
 

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  09/2016

Authors:  R. Crippa *, M. Paglia**, F. Ferrante***, A. Ottonello***, F. Angiero***

Language:  English

Institution:  *Department of Oral Pathology and Laser therapy, Italian Stomatological Institute (ISI), Milan, Italy **Department of Maternal and Pediatric Dentistry, Italian Stomatological Institute (ISI), Milan, Italy ***Department of Integrated Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Ankyloglossia; Breastfeeding; Diode laser; Lingual frenulum.

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Title:  Tongue-tie assessment: clinical aspects and a new diode laser technique for its management

Abstract:  Background Often breastfeeding problems experienced by mothers and their babies may be attributed to the abnormal attachment of the infant’s tongue (ankyloglossia) and/or maxillary lip-tie. Proper breastfeeding depends upon an infant’s ability to correctly latch onto its mother’s breast. If born with oral soft tissue abnormalities such as tongue-tie or lip-tie, it may be almost impossible for the infant to breastfeed. During the oral evaluation of an infant presenting with breastfeeding problems, one factor that is often overlooked and undiagnosed – and thus untreated – is the attachment of the upper lip to the maxillary gingival tissue. Case report The case is reported of tongue-tie and breastfeeding difficulties, treated with a novel technique: the diode laser (980 nm).

 
 
 
 
 
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