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