Identifying Tongue-Tie in Young Patients

Identifying and Addressing Ankyloglossia
By Stacey McKinney, RDH, MSEd, and Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH

Dental hygienists see a variety of patients on a daily basis, ranging from infants to older adults. A thorough intraoral exam should always be completed, but often significant anomalies are not identified and/or addressed. One of these anomalies is a short lingual frenum attachment, or ankyloglossia (AG).

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