1 ; 1 ; in Month : September (2020) Article No : sjdor-v1-1004
Karla Mayra Rezende1, Michele Cabral Daloglio2

Dentistry has been demonstrating concern with the quality of life of human beings, understanding that oral health is part of the whole in which one seeks to know specific needs and prevention. Ankyloglossia is a congenital oral anomaly which can cause difficulties in performing orofacial functions in which the mouth opening is affected and the tongue’s tip has a rectangular or heart shape. Speech therapy and paediatric dentistry are essential as they can avoid surgical procedure in the child. The objective of this literature review was to study the importance and interaction of paediatric dentistry with speech therapy in the treatment of patients with ankyloglossia. Therefore, it is believed that the current model of healthcare should be more integralised in order to provide a less interventive and more preventive treatment.

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