Townie® Poll

Ankyloglossia

Poll conducted from 12/16/2009 To 1/14/2010

Have you ever seen a patient with the classic heart-shaped tongue when raised due to ankyloglossia?
273 total votes
52%
a. Yes
48%
b. No
When you ask patients to stick their tongue out for oral cancer exams, do you also check the lingual frenum position?
216 total votes
92%
a. Yes
8%
b. No
Do you check for range of motion of the tongue, out straight, right and left?
216 total votes
67%
a. Yes
33%
b. No
When seeing a tight lingual frenum, do you ask the patient if they’ve been told they snore?
214 total votes
11%
a. Yes
89%
b. No
When seeing a tight lingual frenum, how often do you also see lingual gingival recession?
0 total votes
Do you measure and record all frenums; maxillary, labial and lingual?
214 total votes
6%
a. Yes
72%
b. No
22%
c. Sometimes
Does your practice recommend frenotomy, frenectomy or z-plasty for ankkyloglossia?
213 total votes
67%
a. Yes
33%
b. No
Does the dentist in your practice perform frenectomies?
212 total votes
31%
a. Yes
56%
b. No
13%
c. Sometimes
Do you have any personal friends or family who have ankyloglossia?
212 total votes
26%
a. Yes
74%
b. No
Do you have any personal friends or family whose baby was born tongue tied and had trouble breast feeding?
214 total votes
12%
a. Yes
88%
b. No
What symptoms of ankyloglossia have you seen in patients?
0 total votes
Does your office refer to a speech pathologist?
210 total votes
26%
a. Yes
74%
b. No
Does your practice refer to an oral myologist?
211 total votes
6%
a. Yes
94%
b. No
Do you have a way to categorize variations in degrees of ankyloglossia?
209 total votes
5%
a. Yes
95%
b. No
Would you use a systematic way to evaluate and classify ankyloglossia if it were available?
210 total votes
79%
a. Yes
21%
b. No

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