Penam Periodontics - Evidence based Personalized Periodontics


A frenum is a naturally occurring muscle attachment, normally seen between the front teeth (either upper or lower) or around the premolar teeth on the sides of the mouth. The frenum connects the lip or the skin in the mouth with the gum. A frenectomy may be performed if the frenum results in the movement of the gum around the tooth, which may allow the more rapid bacterial colonization of the pocket between the gum and the tooth. These situations may occur if there is gum recession; if there is a diastema (a gap between your front teeth); or the muscle attachment influences bacterial recolonization around an implant.

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