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Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2011 Apr;12(2):106-12.

Diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia and tied maxillary fraenum in infants using Er:YAG and 1064 diode lasers.

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kiddsteeth@aol.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Newborn babies often present oral conditions of anykloglossia and tied maxillary fraena (lip-ties) associated with problems that can be related to breastfeeding. Many breastfeeding problems experienced by mothers and their babies may be attributed to abnormal attachments of the tongue and/or a maxillary lip-tie.

REVIEW:

The various types of both lip and tongue ties are reviewed. The diagnostic tools for dental practitioners are evaluated and treatment options these affected infants using either a 1064 InGaAsP semiconductor (diode) laser or a 2940 Er:YAG laser are described.

CONCLUSION:

This approach provides treatment without the need for hospitalisation or general anaesthesia.

PMID:
21473843
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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