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Self-Inflicted Gingival Trauma in a 13-Year-Old-Girl: What are the Psychosocial Issues that May Underlie this Behaviour?
Chapple, Iain LC/Malik, Khalid/Freeman, Ruth
A 13-year-old girl was referred by her orthodontist for pre-orthodontic management of her gingival condition that, despite the implementation of appropriate and targeted oral hygiene measures, had not improved and was inconsistent with her level of plaque control. We shall call her by a pseudo name, "Jane".

Keywords: self-inflicted trauma, factitious injury, psychosocial, behavioural analysis