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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 140-145

Buccinator muscle repositioning: A rare case report, short discussion, and literature review

1 Department of Periodontology, Ahmedabad Dental College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Dentistry, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Periodontics, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
4 Department of Periodontics, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Nirma Yadav
Department of Periodontology, Ahmedabad Dental College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_8_19

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Anatomical abnormalities are commonly associated with many problems. Among all anomalies, one is crestal attachment of the frenum or muscle on the alveolar process. Crestal attachment of the buccinator muscle is a rare phenomenon. It may cause various problems in routine oral exercises or restore the edentulous area. The present case report is a case of abnormal buccinator muscle attachment, which was relocated apically by surgical means using an acrylic stent. The healing was uneventful, and significant apical repositioning was observed. The area was then considered for implant placement. An implant was placed, and the long-term results were assured because the patient could maintain oral hygiene well after the muscle repositioning.

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