Townie® Poll

Frenums

Poll conducted from 9/25/2012 To 10/26/2012

Does the dentist in your practice perform frenectomies?
213 total votes
35%
Yes
20%
No
25%
We refer to an oral surgeon
20%
We refer to a periodontist
Do you have any personal friends or family diagnosed with ankyloglossia?
170 total votes
18%
Yes
82%
No
Do you have any personal friends or family whose baby was born tongue tied and had trouble breast feeding?
171 total votes
19%
Yes
81%
No
When you ask patients to stick their tongue out for oral cancer exams, do you also check the lingual frenum position?
172 total votes
82%
Yes
18%
No
Do you check for range of motion of the tongue, out straight, right and left?
170 total votes
59%
Yes
41%
No
When seeing a tight lingual frenum, do you ask the patient if they’ve been told they snore?
170 total votes
12%
Yes
88%
No
Have you seen tight labial frenums that make closing the lips together difficult?
169 total votes
37%
Yes
63%
No
Do you check the frenums of mouth breathers?
164 total votes
40%
Yes
60%
No
Does your office refer to a speech pathologist?
160 total votes
18%
Yes
83%
No
Does your practice refer to an oral myologist?
165 total votes
9%
Yes
91%
No
Would you use a systematic way to evaluate and classify ankyloglossia if it were available?
169 total votes
78%
Yes
22%
No

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