Thursday, November 6, 2014

Labial frenula

Labial frenula
Labial frenula

CLINICAL PRESENTATION
Abnormalities of the attachment and hypertrophy of labial frenula may occur in both the upper and lower lips 


PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
The persistence of maxillary attachment during dental eruption may cause widely spaced central incisors (diastema). The extension of the mandibular frenulum to the interdental papilla may produce periodontal disease and bone loss.


TREATMENT
Labial frenulum is typically treated with surgical division.


PROGNOSIS
Prognosis is good with timely diagnosis and surgical management.

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