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Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia

Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia: Introduction

Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia: Oromandibular-limb hypogenesis syndrome is characterized by a spectrum of disorders which can be categorized into a number of subtypes. Type IV B involves mainly an abnormal band of tissue inside the mouth as well as abnormal fusion of structures inside the mouth e.g. the upper and lower gums may be partially fused. The tongue is also absent or underdeveloped. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia is available below.

Symptoms of Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia

Treatments for Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia

  • Treatment is primarily centered around orthodontics - the absence of the tongue can have a huge implication on the structure of the jaws as there is no tongue to provide pressure against the teeth which normally helps maintain good oral structure and function. Compliance with orthodontic treatment plans is essential to prevent complications such as collapse of the bite.
  • Other treatment measures may also be required depending on the individual requirements
  • Breathing assistance may be needed early in life if airway is compromised due to the absence of the tongue
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgery for the abnormal band of oral tissue
  • more treatments...»

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Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia: Complications

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Causes of Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia

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Prognosis for Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia

Prognosis for Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia: Generally patients can expect a good prognosis. Early management of problems with breathing, swallowing, feeding, speech as well as orthodontic management can enable a patient to lead a relatively normal life.

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  1. Intraoral Bands -- Hypoglossia: Introduction
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  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Complications
  6. Prognosis

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