my patient has a diatema and she has been treating it using orthodontic treatment and before the brackets and wires are removed i was told she will be needing a frenectomy, im an intern and this will be my first frenectomy so i'v been surfing the net for the procedure and there was no explanation for exactly what kind of anesthesia should be given in the case of frenectomy? do we need to give an injection palatally? do i need to block the area or is infiltration enough and which nerves are exactly to be anesthesized?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 28 - May - 2010, at 20:07 PM

  • Yes, frenectomy is one of the major cause of diastema and if you will not do it then relapse can occur. For frenectomy you have to give buccal infiltration and palatally you can give anesthesia incisive foramen to block the incisive nerve and that will take care of numbness during surgery. If you want to knwo more about frenectomy, you can read the following article in our website....

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