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June 15, 2004 at 6:54 pm #9924
your treatment looks great. i have yet to try a labial frenectomy without local. what topical anesthetic did you use?
kidsddsJune 15, 2004 at 8:07 pm #9919
AnonymousGuestQUOTEQuote: from djjafish on 2:54 pm on June 15, 2004
what topical anesthetic did you use?
I use either EMLA or in this case it was a compounded mixture ( James Jesse’s formula) of Benzocaine,Lidocaine,and Tetracaine in Phenylephrine
dave, give these a go with either of the above topicals or Ron K’s. You can do gingivectomies with the stuff.June 16, 2004 at 3:50 am #9931
Nice job! I have been doing quite a few just as you are with only topical and no po problems or sensitivity. Usually I stick to the buccal only, but with a heavy frenum extending between the centrals, I learned from an orthodontist friend of mine to remove all the fibers between the teeth down to the bone. It is best to do that after ortho as sometimes the area scars and the teeth won’t stay together- sort of acts like a spring.March 2, 2005 at 9:42 pm #9923
11 month follow-upMarch 3, 2005 at 3:39 am #9930
My new technique for this which I will publish soon it after the procedure put some DRK BANDAGE in the wound….DRK BANDAGE is a zinc poly ox powder that has vitamin K and Tetracycline…Once that is there it forms kinda like a gel and over that we place GLUSTITCH which is a violet colored dental cyanoacylate. The glustitch retards the healing and falls off after a few days and prvents the eraly reattchment sometimes seen in these no suture frenectomies….Cool technique…..I am writing the articl.e as we speakMarch 3, 2005 at 5:11 am #9938
Glenn van AsSpectator
Looking forward to it , wonder if it will work with lingual tongue ties where reattachment happens more frequently than the upper.
Neat stuff and send me the PDF afterwards and I will proof it for you.
GlennApril 13, 2005 at 3:47 am #9927
Just a tip. If you extend into the keratinized gingiva laterally a bit more then you will not get the peninsula of mucosal tissue between the keratinized. Also, if you go through the periosteum with a lateral scar the attachment will be at the level of the scar and thus no need for bandages or anything other than gauze for 30 minutes.July 27, 2012 at 2:10 am #9939
A labial frenectomy is a form of frenectomy performed on the lip.
The labial frenulum often attaches to the center of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth. This can cause a large gap and gum recession by pulling the gums off the bone. A labial frenectomy removes the labial frenulum. Orthodontic patients often have this procedure done to assist with closing a front tooth gap. When a denture patient’s lips move, the frenulum pulls and loosens the denture which can be uncomfortable. This surgery is often done to help dentures fit better.