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Int J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2008 Sep;1(1):39-41. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1007. Epub 2008 Dec 26.

Lacerated tongue injury in children.

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President, Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD), Principal, Prof. and Head, Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KR Road VV Puram, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Other than in patients suffering from epilepsy, tongue lacerations are rare. Most commonly, these injuries occur when the tongue is between the teeth and a fall or blow occurs. They cause parents to panic and the child to cry uncontrollably with blood, tooth and soft tissue debris in the mouth. The presenting characteristics of the patient and injury as well as the treatment rendered and its outcomes are described.


Tongue biting; Tongue laceration.

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