Frenectomy with Lateral Pedicle Flap: A Novel Surgical Approach for Maintaining The width of Attached Gingiva: A Case Report

Authors

  • Naina Pattnaik
  • Ruchi Arora
  • Rinkee Mohanty
  • Anurag Satpathy
  • Bikash Nayak

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14990

Keywords:

Frenectomy, Attached Gingiva, Lateral Pedicle Flap

Abstract

The aberrant frenum is usually managed by a common periodontal plastic surgical procedure called frenectomy
to create a zone of attached gingiva. This surgical approach may often lead to loss of interdental papilla
creating unacceptable esthetic results in the maxillary incisor region. Thus this case reported frenectomy
combined with a laterally positioned flap which was a better approach to achieve primary closure. And
the lateral pedicle sutured in midline provided better and faster healing with excellent esthetic results. The
esthetic results were far more superior then the classical frenectomy technique with a considerable gain in
attached gingiva.

Author Biographies

Naina Pattnaik

Former Postgraduate Trainee, Department of Periodontics, Institute of Dental Science, Siksha O Anusandhan
(Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Ruchi Arora

Private Practioner (Periodontist), Jabalpur, Madhya
Pradesh, India

Rinkee Mohanty

Professor & Head

Anurag Satpathy

Professor, Department of Periodontics

Bikash Nayak

Former Postgraduate Trainee
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Dental Science, Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be
University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Naina Pattnaik, Ruchi Arora, Rinkee Mohanty, Anurag Satpathy, & Bikash Nayak. (2021). Frenectomy with Lateral Pedicle Flap: A Novel Surgical Approach for Maintaining The width of Attached Gingiva: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3949-3954. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14990

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