Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 200--202

An unusual injury from a toothbrush: A case report


J Ebenezer1, DD Adhikari2, GC Mathew1, RK Chacko1 
1 Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, India
2 Department of Child Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, India

Correspondence Address:
J Ebenezer
Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu 632 004
India

The use of toothbrushes has significantly improved oral hygiene. However, if brushing of the teeth is not done judiciously, it could result in severe trauma to the soft tissues of the oral cavity. This is particularly true in the young age group, since children tend to be very playful while brushing their teeth. This article describes the case report of a child who sustained a penetrating injury while brushing his teeth. A detailed plan for the management of such injuries is also presented.


How to cite this article:
Ebenezer J, Adhikari D D, Mathew G C, Chacko R K. An unusual injury from a toothbrush: A case report.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2007;25:200-202


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Ebenezer J, Adhikari D D, Mathew G C, Chacko R K. An unusual injury from a toothbrush: A case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Oct 23 ];25:200-202
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