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    Torn upper lip skin
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    ca079320 posted:
    My son tore the skin that connects his upper lip to his teeth. What should I do about it?
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi ca079320,

    I found this article that mentions tears to the frenulum (the skin between your lips and gums or under your tongue). This is what it says: "The piece of skin between your lips and gums or under your tongue (frenulum) may tear or rip. Usually this type of injury will heal without stitches. It is generally not a concern unless the tear was caused by physical or sexual abuse."

    I hope that your son is feeling better, and that this information helps!

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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