Ankyloglossia and shortened Maxillary labial frenulum
Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Ankyloglossia and shortened Maxillary labial frenulum

3rd International Conference on Pediatrics

May 18-20, 2015 San Antonio, Texas, USA

Scott A Siegel

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, USA

Keynote: Pediat Therapeut

Abstract :

Ankyloglossia and shortened maxillary labial frenulum are a common malady affecting breastfeeding infants. These issues are correlated with aerophagia and resultant reflux in infants and children. The current pediatric GI and oral literature does not differentiate between aerophagia induced reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).The approach of frenotomy of maxillary labial and lingual freni has been shown to reduce aerophagia and concomitant reflux in breastfeeding infants with either prevention of prescription antacid medications and/or weaning these infants off of medications. A series of 350 patients was reviewed and findings discussed. A prospective study looking at ultrasound of lip and tongue movement and inflow before and after frenotomy and evaluation of symptoms of aerophagia/reflux is underway.

Biography :

Scott A Siegel is a Pioneer of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). He has two locations: His full-scope OMFS practice is centrally located on Long Island in Melville, New York and his office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is dedicated to Tongue and Lip Tie Laser Surgery. He is the only Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) laser surgeon in New York City and on Long Island. His groundbreaking work on the association of Reflux and Tongue and Lip Tie in breastfeeding infants is receiving global recognition. As a solo practitioner, he exclusively oversees each patient’s treatment, while offering the highest standard (DDS, MD) of medical and surgical expertise. A native of Long Island and third generation doctor, he treats patients from the Tri-State Area, East Coast and internationally.

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