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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-78

Acute Speech Impediment due to Abnormal Labial Frenum in a 5 Year Old Girl: A Case Report


1 Lecturer, Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Vadgaon, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Oral Surgery, Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Vadgaon, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Prasad Jathar
Lecturer, Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Vadgaon, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-4696.159153

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Healthy teeth & gingival tissues are important for esthetic appearance & good functional ability of a person's face. Abnormal frenal attachment may lead to oro-facial problems. Abnormal lingual frenum (tongue-tie) which is commonly seen is a known cause for speech & masticatory impairment. This case report discusses a rare case of abnormal labial frenum which affected speech and mastication of a young child.


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