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dc.contributor.authorNoman, AVen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorPawar, RRen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-05T12:56:28Z
dc.date.available2015-06-21en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn2090-6447en_US
dc.identifier.otherArticle ID 727286
dc.identifier.other10.1155/2015/727286
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/10292
dc.descriptionThis 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.en_US
dc.description.abstractCosmopolitan cities have become a pool of migrants from different parts of the world, who carry their cultural beliefs and superstitions with them around the globe. Canine gouging is a kind of infant oral mutilation (IOM) which is widely practiced among rural population of Africa where the primary tooth bud of the deciduous canine is enucleated. The belief is that the life threatening illnesses in children like vomiting, diarrhoea, and fevers are caused by worms which infest on tooth buds. This case report is of a 15-year-old Somalian born boy, who presented at the dental institute with intermittent pain in his lower right permanent canine which was associated with a discharging intra oral buccal sinus. The tooth was endodontically treated and then restored with composite. General dental practitioners need to be vigilant when encountered with tooth presenting unusual morphology, unilateral missing tooth, and shift in the midline due to early loss of deciduous/permanent canines. Identification of any such dental mutilation practice will need further counselling of the individual and family members. It is the duty of every dental professional to educate and safeguard the oral and dental health of general public.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCase Rep Denten_US
dc.rightsThis 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.
dc.titleCanine Gouging: A Taboo Resurfacing in Migrant Urban Population.en_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2015 Anila Virani Noman et al.
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2015/727286en_US
pubs.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26266057en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume2015en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-06-21en_US


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