Rudimentary Tongue Tie-A Challenge to the Periodontist: Case | 93663

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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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.

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