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, cilt.12, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7860/jcdr/2018/37381.12169
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH

Özet

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.