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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 1 ( January-December, 2015 ) > List of Articles


Frenectomy with Laterally Displaced Flap

Minu P. Mathew, R. Saravana kumar, Pratebha B, Jannani M

Keywords : Labial frenum, frenectomy, laterally displaced flap, diastema

Citation Information : Mathew MP, kumar RS, B P, M J. Frenectomy with Laterally Displaced Flap. 2015; 5 (1):52-55.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-5-1-52

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


An aberrant Maxillary labial frenum is capable of creating diastema and recession resulting in compromised aesthetics and function of the patient. Aberrant frena can be treated by frenectomy procedures. 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 technique provides closure across the midline and healing by primary intention and resulted in aesthetically acceptable results without scar formation. This article is a case report of frenectomy with laterally displaced flap.

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