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Tongues Tied by Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy about Tongue Tie: A Narrative Review

Sejal S Shah, Priyanka V Agarwal, Nilesh Rathi, Sakshi R Agarwal, Aditi Tasgaonkar

Keywords : Orofacial myofunctional therapy, Tongue Tie, Tongue mobility, Postrelease exercises

Citation Information : Shah SS, Agarwal PV, Rathi N, Agarwal SR, Tasgaonkar A. Tongues Tied by Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy about Tongue Tie: A Narrative Review. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (1):109-113.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2736

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aim and Background: The respective review articles aim is to provide an overview as well as describes and enlists different orofacial myofunctional therapy exercises as a modality for tongue tie secondary to surgery. Tongue tie is the basically a connection that joints base of tongue to the floor of mouth. This leads to difficulties various difficulties such as altered speech, oral habits, maligned teeth and many more. During formative years, most children successfully treated of tongue tie by releasing it, but problems start after its correction. That it may can reappear or may lead to same difficulties as prior. Parents and clinicians are only concerned about speech and aesthetics after release of tongue tie. But OMT plays important role ore and post-surgical procedure. OMT help in proper tongue posture along with reducing the probability of tissue reattachment after surgery by exercises. This therapy positively influenced functions by reducing deleterious habits. Methods: A review of relevant literature is predicated on articles found using free text terms, mesh terms, and some basic tongue tie as well as tongue tie release pamphlets that were published in English up until the year 2023 in the electronic databases PubMed, EBSCO, Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science. With the aid of mesh keywords, the initial search yielded 38–40 articles; 20–35 were chosen depending on the requirements. Also we searched for orofacial myofunctional exercises or exercises recommended after tongue tie release. Results: Various exercises enlisted in our article that will guide a individual before and after tongue tie release which will give positive outcomes such as proper tongue posture, speech, swallow, regained aesthetics and self-esteem. Conclusion: Tongue plays an important role in development of perioral structures as well as in the swallow to good speech articulation and dental occlusion. So, as pediatric dentist its important know that after release of tongue tie what to do and how to maintain. This review article is focused on the various orofacial myofunctional therapy techniques employed for tongue tie but not a single one to describe them. Clinical significance: Our pertaining review act as a guide for clinicians as well as individuals to manage tongue tie after its release.

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