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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 183-185

Presurgical management of a child with missing lower lip using a new design of fixed lower tongue crib


1 Department of Orthodontics, Al-Badar Rural Dental College and Hospital, Gulbarga, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AME's Dental College, Raichur, India

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S Safeena
Department of Orthodontics, Al-Badar Rural Dental College and Hospital, Gulbarga
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.100019

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Missing of any perioral structure can result in imbalance of muscular forces leading to loss of structure and function along with esthetics especially in a growing individual and can result in permanent damage. Rehabilitation of such children is a challenge and requires an integrated multidisciplinary approach not only to correct the defect, but also to ensure normal development with minimal handicap. Here is a case report of a 10-year-old child with missing lower lip due to childhood infection and its presurgical management using a new design of fixed lower tongue crib used to limit tongue pressure, improve tongue position, and facilitate lower incisor retraction. A new clinical experience for lower lip missing cases in children are added, as these cases are rare.






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