Policy on the Management of the Frenulum in Pediatric Dental Patients

Purpose

Evidence suggests that the frequency of frenotomy/frenectomy is increasing, with reports indicating as much as a 90 percent increase in recent years.1,2 The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes a policy on frenula would make information and recommendations more accessible to dentists, physicians, and other allied health professionals in an evidence-based format.