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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.7860/jcdr/2018/37381.12169
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH

Abstract

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.