CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-33

Traumatic dental injury during yoga practice


Department of Pedodontics, VSPM's Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Anjali Deshpande
Row House Number 26, Jayanti Nagari 3, New Manish Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id


DOI: 10.4103/ym.ym_17_16

Rights and Permissions

With increasing popularity of yoga as a preventive health practice and therapeutic modality, issues regarding its safety have been analyzed in the scientific literature. Overuse, injury or strain, and sprain are some adverse effects that may be attributed to faulty yoga practice. However, traumatic dental injury as a result of fall during yoga practice is rare and unusual. This article presents a case of an 11-year-old female who fractured her permanent central incisor while practicing yoga posture Kukkutasana (cockerel pose), the arm-balancing posture. She underwent root canal treatment for the fractured tooth followed by restoration with post and core crown buildup. Yoga is known as a source of healing since ancient time, which should not cause any harm. It is recommended to adopt appropriate safety measures while performing yoga practices so that the detrimental physical, psychological, and financial consequences of preventable traumatic injuries can be avoided.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed723    
    Printed14    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded15    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal