Prevention of Severe Tongue Biting in a Mentally Challenged Patient: A Clinical Report

Aydogan F., Saglam A. M. S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH, vol.12, no.10, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Orofacial dysfunctions and habits are the main factors which influence the development of malocclusion and perioral disease. In this context, Orthodontics, a field of Dentistry, is closely associated with the diagnosis and treatment of injuries stemming from oral habits and parafunctions. This rare case report presents the treatment of a mentally challenged 23-year-old male patient who had a tongue biting habit for four years. Underlying causes of tongue biting must be investigated and the most appropriate treatment should be performed.