Diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia and tied maxillary fraenum in infants using Er:YaG and 1064 diode lasers
- 278 Downloads
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.
Key wordsLasers ankylogossia infants
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- ABM (Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine) Protocol committee, Clinical protocol no.9. Guidelines for the evaluation and management of neonatal ankyloglossia and breastfeeding dyad., 2010–2011 Ballard JL, AuerCEGoogle Scholar
- Khoury JC.Ankyloglossia:Assessment, Incidence, and the effect of frenotomy on the breastfeeding dyad. Pediatr 2002;110(5);63–69.Google Scholar
- Boj JR, Poirier C, Hernandez M, Espasa E, Espanya A. Review: laser soft tissue treatments for paediatric dental patients. Europ Archs Paediatr Dent 2011;12:100–105Google Scholar
- Coryllos E, Watson GC, Salloum, A. Congential tongue-tie and its impact on breastfeeding AAP Summer 2004 Section on breastfeeding Located on the AAP website summer 2004 breastfeeding section pp1-6.Google Scholar
- Fernando C. Tongue-tie from confusion to clarity. A guide to diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie) Tandem Publications, Sydney, Australia, 1998.Google Scholar
- Garner DE, Norwood JR, Eisenson JE. At-will breastfeeding and dental caries: four case reports. ASDC J Dent Child 1977;44(3)186–191.Google Scholar
- Green A, Catlin W. Tongue-tie. In Tongue tiemorphogenesis, impact, assessment and treatment. Ed. Hazelbaker Al Aiden and Eva Press 2010 pg 548.Google Scholar
- Health Statistics Canada 2009 http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82625-x/2010002/article/11269-eng.htm
- Hazelbaker Al. Tongue — morphogenesis, impact, assessment and treatment Aiden and Eva Press 2010 pg 4Google Scholar
- IATP 2011 website www.tongue-tie.net assessment page.
- Kernerman E, Park E, Kouba J, Newman L. Eat Latch and Transfer Tool. Newman Breastfeeding Clinic, NBCI. 2009. website: http://www.nbci.ca
- Kotlow L. Oral diagnosis of abnormal frenum attachments in neonates and infants ALD 2004a;10(3):26–28.Google Scholar
- Kotlow L. Using the Erbium:YAG laser to correct abnormal lingual frenum attachments in newborns J Laser Dentistry 2004b;12(3):22–23.Google Scholar
- Kotlow L. Oral diagnosis of abnormal frenum attachments in neonates and infants: evaluation and treatment of the maxillary and lingual frenum using the Erbium:YAG Laser J Pediatr Dent Care 2004c;10(3)11–14.Google Scholar
- Martens LC. Laser physics and a review of laser applications in dentistry for children. Europ Archs Paediatr Dent 2011; 12:61–67Google Scholar
- United States Center for Disease Control: Breastfeeding Report Card — USA., 2010 http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm Wiessinger
- Wright A, Schanler R. The resurgence of breastfeeding at the end of the Second Millennium. J Amer Soc Nutrit Sci 2001;131:421–425.Google Scholar