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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Lingual Frenulum: Changes After Frenectomy
Author: Marchesan I.Q.
Martinelli R.L.D.C.
Gusmao R.J.
Abstract: Purpose: To describe the changes after frenectomy concerning mobility and functions of the tongue. Methods: Participants were 53 subjects who had never undergone speech therapy or lingual frenulum surgery. A specific lingual frenulum protocol with scores was used by speech-language pathologists when there was evidence of frenulum alteration. Ten subjects had abnormal frenulum and were referred to an otolaryngologist for frenectomy. After surgery, the subjects were re-evaluated using the same protocol. Photos and videos were taken for comparison. Results: Thirty days after surgery, the subjects had the shape of the tip of the tongue and its movements improved. Lip closure and speech were also improved. Conclusion: Frenectomy is efficient to improve tongue posture, tongue mobility, oral functions, and oral communication.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S2179-64912012000400020
Date Issue: 2012
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