A 22-year-old female asked:
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 ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Jackson answered
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
Dr. Otto Placik answered
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
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