Unique Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences DIGIT SUCKING AS AN ETIOLOGICAL FACTOR FOR SKELETAL DISCREPANCIES: A REVIEW

Khijmatgar Shahnawaz, Badavannavar Anand, Saraiya Shipra, Shahnawaz Khijmatgar
2015 Unique Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences   unpublished
Digit sucking or thumb sucking habits are most commonly seen in younger children. These habits continued in their latter part of life and results in minor or major dental and skeletal discrepancies. The affected patients go through the psychological stress because of social factors and pain due to intervention to correct the dental and skeletal problems. There is also a cost burden on the parents. This review highlights the digit sucking as an etiological factor in occurrence of skeletal
more » ... of skeletal problems and how common these problems that occur in adults. The review also tries to address the significant treatment required to correct the problem and recommendations made by organisations for parents and dentists in handling digit sucking cases.
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