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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-21

An unusual oropharyngeal trauma due to toothbrush in a 3-year-old child: A case report and review


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, J S S Dental College and Hospital, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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M S Girish
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, J S S Dental College and Hospital, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore - 570 015, Karnataka
India
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Toothbrushing as an oral hygiene measure has become an integral part of daily routine and regarded as safe for children. Toothbrush has been designed in such a way that it should not harm the soft tissues. Oropharyngeal injuries in children due to toothbrush while brushing the teeth can damage the vital tissues and vessels around the oropharynx and can end up with severe complications. Here, we report a case of a 3-year-old female child who had a severe oropharyngeal trauma while brushing was performed against to the child's wish.


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