Brief Clinical StudiesIs Use of LASER Really Essential for Release of Tongue-Tie?Sane, Vikrant Dilip MDS*; Pawar, Sudhir MDS*; Modi, Sachin BDS*; Saddiwal, Rashmi MDS†; Khade, Mayur MDS‡; Tendulkar, Hrishikesh BDS§Author Information From the *Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Dental College and Hospital, Katraj Pune; †Precision Dental (Comprehensive Dental and Maxillofacial Care), Pune; ‡Department of Prosthodontics, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Dental College and Hospital, Katraj Pune; and §Dr. Tendulkar’s Dental Clinic, Pune, India. Received November 3, 2013. Accepted for publication December 27, 2013. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Vikrant Sane, MDS, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Dental College and Hospital, Katraj-Dhankwadi Educational Complex, Satara Road, Pune 411043, Maharashtra, India; E-mail: [email protected] The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2014 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p e279-e280 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000000666 Buy Metrics Abstract Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is a congenital condition characterized by a short, thickened, or abnormally tight lingual frenulum. This anomaly can cause a varying degree of reduced tongue mobility and has been associated with functional limitations including breastfeeding difficulties, atypical swallowing habits, speech articulation problems, mechanical problems such as inability to clean the oral cavity, and psychosocial stress. In this article, we report a 50-year-old female patient with tongue-tie having difficulty in speech and maintenance of oral hygiene due to high attachment of lingual frenum. The patient was managed by frenectomy by conventional method (scalpel and blade) under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure without any complications. She later required speech therapy lessons for improvement of speech. © 2014 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.