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Minerva Stomatologica 2011 January-February;60(1-2):51-6

language: English, Italian

Frenulectomy: proposal of a new surgical approach and case report

Marenzi G., Urciuolo V., Cimmino P., Cirillo A., Sammartino G.

Department of Odontostomatologic and Maxillo-Facial Sciences Federico II University, Naples, Italy


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The frenula of the oral cavity represent the insertion of perioral muscles in jaws, consisting of a fold of the triangular fibro-connective tissue covered with mucous membrane and usually inserted at the mucogingival line. The purpose of this work, after a review of literature, was to provide the clinical signs above the median frenum removal order for the orthodontic closure of a interincisor diastema and to present a new surgical technique.

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