A modified oral screen appliance to prevent self-inflicted oral trauma in an infant with cerebral palsy: A case report

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Self-inflicted oral trauma occurs in a number of conditions with different etiologic and clinical characteristics. The management of such trauma also varies depending on the medical history of the patient; the etiology of the behavior; and the severity, frequency, and method of inflicting injury. This case report describes a modified oral screen placed in a 10-month-old female infant with cerebral palsy who had been having feeding problems caused by self-inflicted oral trauma. The modified oral screen effectively protected the wounds against further oral trauma to the lower lip and tongue without being fixed to the dentition.

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