Rudimentary Tongue Tie-A Challenge to the Periodontist: Case Report
Author(s): Aditi Chaturvedi*, Shalini Kapoor, Amit Bhardwaj, Alok Bhatnagar and Ayushi Gupta
Tongue as an orofacial structure in the oral cavity plays a very important role in eliciting a variety of functions which includes clarity of speech, nursing, maintenance of oral hygiene and swallowing. Ankyloglossia is a congenital deformity which is characterized by the presence open abnormally short and thick lingual frenum which untowardly affects the movement of the tongue. In this case elaborated below a 28-year-old patient reported with a rudimentary tongue tie and complaint of communication gap due to slurred speech. Treatment protocol followed in this particular case was frenectomy with muscle repositioning procedure.