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Quintessence Int 30 (1999), No. 4     1. Apr. 1999
Quintessence Int 30 (1999), No. 4  (01.04.1999)

Page 259-262


Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie): A diagnostic and treatment quandary
Kotlow
The tongue is an important oral structure that affects speech, the position of teeth, periodontal tissue, nutrition, swallowing, nursing, and certain social activities. Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) limits the range of motion of the tongue, impairing its ability to fulfill its functions. In this article, diagnostic criteria needed to evaluate and treat ankyloglossia are suggested, and a method for classifying ankyloglossia is proposed.