frenum


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frenum

[′frē·nəm]
(anatomy)
A fold of tissue that restricts the movements of an organ.
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All the objectives of fabricating a good denture are difficult to achieve when pre extraction records are not available.10 In maxillary arch incisive papilla is considered as a stable landmark used to determine the vertical dimension of an edentulous patient as well as the position of the anterior teeth.11 However in case of mandible there is no stable and reliable landmark available for recording occlusal vertical dimension.11 Lingual frenum however can be considered as a stable landmark and can be recorded accurately.12 Its function is to attach the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
The lingual frenum shall not produce a diastema between the mandibular central incisors.
Hunter et al., "Diagnosing abuse: a systematic review of torn frenum and other intra-oral injuries," Archives ofDisease in Childhood, vol.
A 20 years old female reported to the OPD of Department of Dental surgery, AFMC with the chief complaint of small growth on the lateral side of labial frenum since 15 days (Figure1).
Unterschei-dungsmerlunal aber der neuen Art sind die Kammschuppen am Nacken sowie eine weite, nach vorne gerichtete Tasche auf dem Frenum der Bauchscheibe.
Using the Erbium:YAG laser to correct abnormal lingual frenum attachments in newborns J Laser Dentistry 2004b;12(3):22-23.
It is distinctive in having 12 or 13 dorsal soft rays, 13 anal soft rays, 19 pectoral rays, 98-100 scales in longitudinal series, males with filamentous third to fifth spines, lanceolate caudal fin, pelvic fins fully joined, pelvic frenum, and in colour: four broad dark orangish brown bars on body with irregular dark markings between; ocellated orange spots on spines and rays of dorsal fins; basal part of anal fin with adjacent narrow longitudinal bands of black, orange, blue, and blue-green; pelvic fins pale blue or green.
I understand that snipping the frenum at birth is no longer routinely done and that most practitioners adhere to the "wait and see" approach.
Clipping of the frenum, the membrane that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth, can eliminate the problem, but don't wait too long after the child turns two, when normal speech patterns have developed in most children.
Piercing the tongue, frenum, or uvula constitute oral piercings, while lip or cheeks are considered peri-oral.