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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-25

Complete ankyloglossia associated with an impacted tooth: A rare case report

1 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Azeezia Dental College, Kollam, India
2 Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Noorul Islam College of Dental Sciences, Neyattinkara, Trivandrum, India
3 Excel Multispeciality Dental Clinic, Kollam, Kerala, India

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Dr. Roopesh U Nair
Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Azeezia Dental College, Kollam 691537, Kerala.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_2_22

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Introduction: Developmental disturbances of the tongue can harmfully distress the development of the surrounding structures. We report a rare type of non-syndromic, complete ankyloglossia associated with impacted permanent posterior tooth and its surgical intervention. Case Presentation: An 18-year-old female patient having main complaint of difficulty in moving tongue was found to have Class IV ankyloglossia according to Kotlow’s classification with impacted 44. Management: Surgical frenectomy under general anesthesia was done, and follow-up after 6 months revealed tension-free movements and betterment in speech. Conclusion: Ankyloglossia impairs functions, for example, mastication, speech, and swallowing. This case report offers guidelines which can be used for therapy of a tongue constraint consequential from complete ankyloglossia and impacted tooth.

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