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Maxillary labial frenulum attachment level in adults

Maxillary labial frenulum attachment level in adults

Author(s): Radmila Obradović, Ljiljana Kesić, Ana Pejčić, Marija Igić, Milica Petrović
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Антрополошко друштво Србије
Keywords: frenulum; upper lip; young adults.

Summary/Abstract: Maxillary labial frenulum is a fold of mucous membrane that connects the upper lip andalveolar maxillary bone. The coronary placed frenulum requires surgical treatment. Themeasurement, classification and representation of the different levels of maxillary labialfrenulum has not been studied a lot in literature. For this reason, the objective of this studywas to show the classification and determine the presence of different levels of maxillarylabial frenulum attachments in young adults. The study included 100 students. Clinicalexamination of the maxillary labial frenulum was done and the level of the attachment andmorphological appearance determined. Statistical analysis was performed with the help of SPSS 11.5. The sample comprised 100 dental students, 75 (75%) of whom were female and 25 (25%) male, the average age was 23.23 ± 3.6. The most common was the gingival attachment of maxillary labial frenulum (76%), papillary (12%), mucous (8%) and the least common was papillary palatal attachment level (2%). According to the morphological manifestation the most common was the simple frenulum (78%).In young adults the most common level of the maxillary labial frenulum attachment was the gingival one and the most common morphological type was the simple one. The least common was the palatal papillary level of frenulum attachment. There was no difference in the prevalence of different levels of maxillary labial frenulum attachment or morphological types between the male and female sexes.

  • Issue Year: 51/2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 57-62
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Serbian