Proceedings of the 11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017)

Esthetic Frenectomy Using Bilateral Pedicle Approach

Authors
Marie Louisa, Trijani Suwandi
Corresponding Author
Marie Louisa
Available Online May 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.40How to use a DOI?
Keywords
aberrant fraena, fraenectomy, bilateral pedicle graft, aesthetics
Abstract
Fraenal attachments are thin folds of muscle that attach the lips to the alveolar mucosa, and aberrant fraena have been associated with gingival recession and diastema. These aberrant fraena are detected by applying tension to see the blanching produced due to ischemia in the region. A fraenectomy is a surgical procedure used to correct an aberrant fraenum. This case report highlights an al-ternative fraenectomy technique used to achieve primary midline closure and avoid scar formation. A 22-year old female was referred by her orthodontist to undergo an upper labial fraenectomy during orthodontic treatment. This patient was treated using Archer’s classical fraenectomy technique with a bilateral pedicle graft. A bilateral pedicle graft may help to achieve primary closure, thus avoiding scar formation after a fraenectomy.
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Proceedings
11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
May 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-513-9
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.40How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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