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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   12

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2019

Pages :   3669-3671

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Frenectomy with Laterally Displaced Flap: A Case Report

Address:   Dr. Arvina. R1, Dr. Vinoth Kumar. B. Na2
1Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai.
2Final Year Post Graduate, Department of Periodontology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00626.7

The frenum is a mucous membrane fold that attaches the lip and the cheek to the alveolar mucosa, the gingiva and the underlying periosteum. An aberrant frenum may jeopardize the gingival health when they are attached too closely to the gingival margin, either due to an interference in the plaque control or due to a muscle pull. In addition to this, an aberrant maxillary labial frenum may result in diastema and recession resulting in compromised aesthetics. The management of such an aberrant frenum is accomplished by performing frenectomy. The “classical frenectomy” technique is an extensive procedure exposing the alveolar bone and thus leading to scar formation. To minimize these defects, Miller proposed a frenectomy technique combined with a laterally positioned pedicle graft. This article presents a case report of aberrant frenum which was corrected using frenectomy with laterally displaced flap technique.
Frenum, Gingiva, Periosteum, Frenectomy.
Arvina. R, Vinoth Kumar. B. Na. Frenectomy with Laterally Displaced Flap: A Case Report. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2019; 12(8):3669-3671.
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