Loading

Open Access Journal of Dental and Oral Surgery
[ ISSN : 2833-0994 ]


Lingual Frenectomy and Surgical Techniques: A Short-Review

Mini Review
Volume 3 - Issue 2 | Article DOI : 10.54026/OAJDOS/1033

Adriana Castro Calderón1 , Carlos M Cobo Vázquez2,3*, Luis Sánchez Labrador4 , Luis Miguel Sáez Alcaide1,4, Juan López Quiles5 and Cristina Meniz García5

1Oral Surgery and Implantology Master Student, Department of Clinical Specialities, Faculty of Dentistry,
Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2Associate Dentist, Department of Stomatology and Dentistry, Gregorio Marañón University General
Hospital, Spain
3Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Specialities, Faculty of Dentistry. Complutense University of
Madrid, Spain
4University Professor, Department of Clinical Specialities, Faculty of Dentistry Complutense University of
Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
5Titular Professor, Department of Clinical Specialities, Faculty of Dentistry, Complutense University of
Madrid, Spain

Corresponding Authors

Carlos M Cobo Vázquez, Associate Dentist, Department of Stomatology and Dentistry, Gregorio Marañón University General Hospital, Spain

Keywords

Lingual Frenectomy; Laser Frenectomy; Ankyloglossia; Lingual Frenulum

Received : May 13, 2022
Published : June 20, 2022

ABSTRACT

Lingual frenectomy techniques are surgical correction procedures for frenulum defects that seek to restore the functionality of the affected area by removing the anatomical fold using manual surgical instruments or laser [1].

Objective: To describe the different lingual frenectomy techniques reported in the literature, recurrences or complications of the surgical techniques, and to find out at what age surgical treatment is preferable. Materials and methods: Systematic review of the literature that managed to identify studies in order to gather information on lingual frenectomy techniques, the data corresponded to the results of published academic articles.

Results: Describe each of the techniques reported in the literature (conventional and laser) and whether they had limitations.

Conclusion: Greater predictability in the treatment, reduced risks in the surgical act, reduced work time and faster patient recovery.