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Abuse is intentional maltreatment. Abuse may result in
injuries, especially in children, in vulnerable adults, and among
Most mouth and dental injuries are not caused by abuse.
Mouth and dental injuries are common in children and occur from falls,
playground accidents, athletic activities, fights, and automobile
Suspect abuse when:
If you suspect abuse, call your local child or adult
protective agency, police, clergy, or a health professional such as a doctor,
dentist, nurse, or counselor. If you suspect child abuse, you may also contact
the National Child Abuse Hotline and Referral Service toll-free at
1-800-422-4453. You may be able to prevent further abuse by reporting the
If you are a parent or caregiver
having trouble controlling your anger with a child in your care,
resources for help are available.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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