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Temporomandibular joint dislocation in an 18-month-old child

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

Source : Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, Volume 8, Issue 1, p.155-157 (2017)

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Dentistry

Department : Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics & Implantology

Year : 2017

Abstract : Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation in children is extremely rare. In our case, an 18-month-old child presented with a history of inability to close her mouth. To confirm the clinical diagnosis, a computed tomogram was taken. Clinical examination and X-ray of the TMJ revealed bilateral TMJ dislocation. Bilateral TMJ reduction was achieved manually after giving analgesia and procedural sedation. This is one of the few case reports of an acute dislocation in a toddler.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Jaeson Mohanan Painatt, Veeraraghavan, R., and Puthalath, U., “Temporomandibular joint dislocation in an 18-month-old child”, Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 155-157, 2017.

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