MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION OF ABNORMAL MAXILLARY LABIAL FRENUM IN SOUTH INDIAN POPULATIONAbstract
Introduction: The Maxillary labial frenum is a fold of the mucous membrane connecting the lip to alveolar process. The maxillary labial frenum is most commonly observed clinically with reference to the midline diastema. Objective: To analyse the most common type of abnormal Maxillary labial frenum in South Indian population and to determine the type of abnormal Maxillary labial frenum commonly associated with midline diastema. Methods: A total of 60 cases with abnormal Maxillary labial frenum from three states were analysed. The age group of the cases was 15 to 25. Cluster sampling technique was used to select the states whereas random sampling technique was used to select the dentists and the samples. Results and conclusion: The most prevalent type of abnormal Maxillary labial frenum was Simple Frenum with Nodule, followed by Persistent tectolabial frenum. There was no statistical correlation between the type of abnormal maxillary frenum and the incidence of midline diastema.
Sandra Sagar*, J. Heraldsherlin and Sagar Moses
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
04 December, 2015
16 January, 2016
07 February, 2016
01 May 2016