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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30

Bilateral pedicle approach for esthetic management of upper labial frenum

1 Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Ankit Jivan Desai
Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.162741

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An abnormal upper labial frenum is one of the most common mucogingival problems that can lead to formation of diastema, limit the lip movement, and may affect the esthetics in case of a high smile line. Frenectomy is a common restorative surgical procedure in the field of dentistry and is the treatment of choice to correct the atypical frenum. Over the last century, this technique has been modified in many ways. This case report highlights a technique of frenectomy that resulted in good esthetics, color match, and patient comfort for treatment of an abnormal frenum. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry Present technique was carried out as a preventive measure to avoid post-orthodontic relapse due to existing tension by the labial frenum. Specifically before orthodontic intervention, presented technique also displayed its significance because of the achieved gain in attached gingiva; healing by primary intention and acceptable color match in the esthetic zone.

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