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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 930789, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/930789
Case Report

Circummandibular Wiring of Symphysis Fracture in a Five-Year-Old Child

1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Andhra Pradesh, Sangareddy 502001, India
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Andhra Pradesh, Sangareddy 502001, India

Received 11 May 2013; Accepted 18 June 2013

Academic Editors: M. B. D. Gaviao and M. A. Polack

Copyright © 2013 Krishna Priya Vellore et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The treatment of pediatric maxillofacial fractures is unique due to the psychological, physiological, developmental, and anatomical characteristics of children. Method. This case report describes the management of symphysis fracture of mandible in a 5-year-old boy. The fracture was treated by acrylic splint with circummandibular wiring. Results. The splint was removed after 3 weeks. The patient had no complaints, and radiograph revealed a healed fracture. Conclusion. The clinical outcome in the present case indicates the management of mandibular fractures in pediatric patients using acrylic splint with circummandibular wiring.