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Acrylic Buccal Shield for Correction of Cheek Biting in Dentate Patient- A Case Report

Cheek biting is a deleterious, self-inflicted, and unintentional injury to the oral mucosa. It is common in dentate patients and has been associated with psychological and developmental problems. One of the many reasons includes chronic cheek biting of buccal mucosa between the maxillary and mandibular teeth. The management maneuvering includes patient counselling, topical sedatives, and prosthetic shields. This case paper highlights the fabrication of a simple acrylic buccal shield for the management of chronic biting of cheek mucosa in dentate patients.


Gupta Abhishek KR*, Gupta Rekha, Gill Shubhra, Goel Shefali

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