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Lacerated Tongue Injury in Children

Usha Mohan Das, Prahlad Gadicherla

Keywords : Tongue biting, Tongue laceration

Citation Information : Mohan Das U, Gadicherla P. Lacerated Tongue Injury in Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2008; 1 (1):39-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1007

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).


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.

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