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Congenital gum synechiae as an isolated anomaly: a case report

  • Seda Gursoy Haydar1,*,
  • Aylin Tercan2
  • Sina Uckan3
  • Berkan Gurakan2

1Department of Orthodontics, Baskent University Faculty of Dentistry

2Department of Pediatrics, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine

3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Baskent, University Faculty of Dentistry.

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.28.1.j3412500v2375v06 Vol.28,Issue 1,January 2004 pp.81-84

Published: 01 January 2004

*Corresponding Author(s): Seda Gursoy Haydar E-mail: sedagh@hotmail.com

Abstract

Congenital adhesions between different parts of the oral cavity rarely occur. These adhesions usually present difficulty in feeding and even respiration soon after birth. In the case presented here the mild form of gum synechia without associated congenital anomaly was treated by excision of the anterior and posterior alveolar bands. Potential jaw and temporomandibular joint development was not compromised and functional problems were eliminated with such a noninvasive procedure.

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Seda Gursoy Haydar,Aylin Tercan,Sina Uckan,Berkan Gurakan. Congenital gum synechiae as an isolated anomaly: a case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2004. 28(1);81-84.

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