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Management of Intraoral Gunshot Injury – A Case Report

A Agarwal, A Kumar, M Goel, P Puri, K Priya

Citation Information : Agarwal A, Kumar A, Goel M, Puri P, Priya K. Management of Intraoral Gunshot Injury – A Case Report. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (1):58-61.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-1-58

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Oral and Maxillofacial gunshot injuries are usually lethal due to close proximity with the vital structures. The severity of injury varies according to the caliber of the weapon used and to the distance from which the patient is shot. A case of gunshot injury that was successfully managed by surgical exploration and removal of bullet from left maxillary antrum under local anesthesia is presented. The initial care of facial gunshot wounds strictly adheres to the basics of trauma resuscitation. Early and appropriate surgical management have proved to be influential on the final outcome and aesthetic result. Treatment of gunshot injuries should be planned and carried out carefully. It takes different stages and procedures to achieve the targeted treatment plan. Prevention and control of infection are important in the success of the treatment.

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