Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005041
Title: Maxillary labial frenum morphology in children in Chennai population: A cross-sectional study
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Maxillary labial frenum has a diverse morphology. It is observed that assessment of frenum attachment is often neglected by most pediatric dentists. Abnormal frenum attachment is associated with various syndromic conditions. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of various types and attachment level of maxillary labial frenum in Chennai population. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a total of 200 children of age ranging from 3 to 10 years. The direct visual method under natural light was used. The thumb and the index finger were used to lift the upper lip. The labial frenum morphology was classified according to Sewerin and its attachment was classified according to Placek et al. Results: The most common morphology of frenum observed in these children was simple type (85%) and the most common type of frenal attachment noticed was mucosal (67%). Conclusion: This study shows that morphology of frenum varies in children. Pediatric dentists should assess the morphology of the frenum to prevent emergence of periodontal as well as orthodontic problems.

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    Niharika Kotian*, Ganesh Jeevanandan

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    Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Niharika Kotian, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Niharika Kotian*, Ganesh Jeevanandan

    Title:Maxillary labial frenum morphology in children in Chennai population: A cross-sectional study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (May)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (769-771)
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    Methodology: Frenum attachment, Frenum morphology, Maxillary labial frenum
    Research Materials:children

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Frenum attachment Frenum morphology Maxillary labial frenum

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