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An unusual injury from a toothbrush: A case report

Author(s): Ebenezer J | Adhikari D | Mathew G | Chacko R

Journal: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
ISSN 0970-4388

Volume: 25;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 200;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Buccal mucosa | toothbrush | trauma

The use of toothbrushes has significantly improved oral hygiene. However, if brushing of the teeth is not done judiciously, it could result in severe trauma to the soft tissues of the oral cavity. This is particularly true in the young age group, since children tend to be very playful while brushing their teeth. This article describes the case report of a child who sustained a penetrating injury while brushing his teeth. A detailed plan for the management of such injuries is also presented.

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