Congenital gum synechiae as an isolated anomaly: A case report

Haydar S. G., Tercan A., UÇKAN İ. S., Gurakan B.

Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, vol.28, no.1, pp.81-83, 2003 (Scopus) identifier identifier


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.