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International Dental Journal of Student Research

The effect of a tongue on lower anterior alveolar trough- A clinical case report

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Denny J Payapilly,Sunil Sunny,Roshini Sara Rajan,Lincy Stephen Joseph*

Volume : 7

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2278-3784

Print ISSN : 2394-708X

Article First Page : 19

Article End Page : 21


Introduction: The purpose of these case reports was to evaluate the thickness of the lower anterior alveolar trough in patients with tongue thrusting habit.
Materials and Methods: Lateral cephalogram and CBCT was evaluated in these patients.
Result: Both lateral cephalogram and CBCT confirmed reduced thickness of anterior trough in patients with tongue thrust habit.
Conclusion: Depending on the thickness of the alveolar bone, the extend of lower incisor retraction could be evaluated.

Keywords: Tongue, alveolar trough, Lateral cephalogram, CBCT.

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