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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 301013, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/301013
Case Report

A Complex Facial Trauma Case with Multiple Mandibular Fractures and Dentoalveolar Injuries

1Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Capa, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Aydin University, Sefaköy, 34295 Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Capa, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 22 May 2015; Accepted 16 July 2015

Academic Editor: Leandro N. de Souza

Copyright © 2015 Yeliz Guven 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 principles of management of mandibular fractures differ in children when compared to adults and depend on the specific age-related status of the growing mandible and the developing dentition. This paper presents a case report with a complex facial trauma affecting the mandibular body and condyle region and dentoalveolar complex. Clinical examination revealed soft tissue injuries, limited mouth opening, lateral deviation of the mandible, an avulsed incisor, a subluxated incisor, and a fractured crown. CBCT examination revealed a nondisplaced fracture and an oblique greenstick fracture of the mandibular body and unilateral fracture of the condyle. Closed reduction technique was chosen to manage fractures of the mandible. Favorable healing outcomes on multiple fractures of the mandible throughout the 6-year follow-up period proved the success of the conservative treatment. This case report is important since it presents a variety of pathological sequelae to trauma within one case.