Habitual biting of oral mucosa: A conservative treatment approach


Chronic biting of oral mucosa is an innocuous self inflicted injury, commonly seen in children suffering from developmental and psychological problems and has rarely been reported in normal unaffected individuals. The management strategies vary from counseling, prescription of sedatives to different prosthetic shields. The paper highlights the efficacy of a simple approach using soft mouth guard in the management of self inflicted lesions due to habitual biting of oral mucosa in two normal healthy children.

DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.118357

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@inproceedings{Bhatia2013HabitualBO, title={Habitual biting of oral mucosa: A conservative treatment approach}, author={Sarabjot Kaur Bhatia and Ashima Goyal and Aditi Kapur}, booktitle={Contemporary clinical dentistry}, year={2013} }