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The Journal of Oral Laser Applications

Edited by Prof Dr Andreas Moritz and Prof G. Lynn Powell

Official publication of the European Society for Oral Laser Applications

ISSN (print) 1473-7809 • ISSN (online) 1867-5611

Winter 2010
Volume 10 , Issue 4

Pages: 165 - 169
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Advantages of Diode Laser (940 nm) over Surgical Blade in Management of Ankyloglossia: A Case Report

Doshi, Yogesh / Shah, Mona / Khandge, Nikhil / Sanghavi, Ankit

The lingual frenum has been a topic of controversy for a long time. Ankyloglossia causes problems in eating, dyspnoea, and speech disturbances. Hence, it is necessary to perform a lingual frenectomy in cases where ankyloglossia is very severe. Various methods such as surgery, diathermy, and lasers have long been used. The advantages of laser include a bloodless operating field, no postoperative infection or pain, and no suturing is needed. All these advantages are highlighted in this case report comparing the surgical technique with 940 nm diode laser for complete ankyloglossia.

Keywords: ankyloglossia, diode laser, suture, hemostasis, Wharton’s duct

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