Dent Traumatol 2017 Apr 10;33(2):149-152. Epub 2016 Jul 10.
Department of Periodontology, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
With the rise in popularity of usage of various electronic smoking devices, there have been increasing reports of explosions, often resulting in complex injuries to the head and neck. To promote the awareness of this new phenomenon, a case report is provided regarding an 18-year-old male who had an electronic cigarette explode in his mouth. He presented with severe damage to the anterior dentition (fractured teeth, avulsions, luxation), had fractured the premaxilla and anterior nasal spine, and sustained lacerations to the upper lip, labial mucosa, gingivae, tongue, hard palate, and facial skin. Read More