"Wrecking ball" dental fractures: Report of 2 cases

Croll, Theodore P.
April 1999
Quintessence International;Apr1999, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p275
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents two case studies involving two teenagers who suffered fractured teeth from barbell-like rods they had inserted in their tongues as a form of body piercing. The impact the metal device can have on teeth is likened to the effect of a wrecking ball and can cause a number of oral complications. Details of a case involving a girl with a fractured maxillary right central incisor and of a boy with a lingual shearing fracture to his mandibular right first molar are presented.


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