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my daughter torn her upper lip frelum it has left loose skin hanging inbetween her teeth will this heal or be left with a point of gum hanging ?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Did a doctor: Did a doctor examine the area? If not should be to make sure it heals right.
Answered on Aug 3, 2013
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Will likely heal: And contract to the point it will need no further care. It used to be a common practice for nurse midwives to cut the frenulum in children who had difficulties latching onto a nipple and improve ability to nurse. In most instances, these healed uneventfully.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine: This happens frequently.Most will self heal and the remnants will become smaller over a few days to weeks.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015

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