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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Surgical Treatment of Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs): Effects on Speech Articulation Disorders in Children a Review

  • Open or Close Scott A Siegel*

    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine, USA

    *Corresponding author: Scott A. Siegel, M.D., D.D.S., FACS, FICS, FAAP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SUNY Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Stony Brook NY 11794, USA

Submission: May 17, 2018; Published: June 21, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RPN.2018.02.000536

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume2 Issue3

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The purpose of this paper is to serve as a review in support of and showing the effectiveness of frenectomy for tongue-tie, lip-tie and buccal-ties in patients with speech articulation disorders. Restricted oral tissues in the form of ankyloglossia and lip restrictions have been shown to affect function with regard to speech articulation disorders in children. The motivation for this article is to demonstrate the indications for evaluation and treatment for oral restrictions in the patient population dealing with speech articulation disorders.

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