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My daughter is 2 1/2 and her The fraenum extends down between the front teeth, and almost behind the front teeth, what should i do? She talks pretty well, but i am afriad it it going to pull her front teeth forward....

we do not recommend anything at this time. If it needs to be surgically removed we recommend when the permanent teeth start to erupt. If it is very tight and is damaging the gum tissues then should be removed at that time. Also being tight, she has a chance that it can tear on its own if she falls. this will produce a lot of blood just put pressure on it and it will stop. No treatment would be recommended but have it checked by a Pediatric Dentist if occurs to check the teeth. Best Wishes

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Michael D. Saxe D.M.D.


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