European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 106–112 | Cite as

Diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia and tied maxillary fraenum in infants using Er:YaG and 1064 diode lasers

  • L. KotlowEmail author


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 words

Lasers ankylogossia infants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AlbanyUSA

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