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Thumb Sucking Diagnosis

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How can we diagnose Thumb Sucking ?

Any child above the age of 4 with protruding anterior teeth may be affected by thumb sucking. A detailed history about the habit is very helpful. The frequency and duration of this habit can help in evaluating the extent of the habit.

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The thumb used by the child normally appears to be very clean compared to the other finger.

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resha

my daughter is 18 months old and she sucks two fingers. as a result of that there is a bump on one the finger. it does not look like a corn or calluses,however there are some features of it such as round in shape, yellow But very very soft. what is it?

sophie007

i am 28 years old, and i am sucking finger while i am sleeping,and when i am alone, i also suck my finger for relax.....i also want to know why.....

karakar

If you have 10 research conclusions after 2003 about "why do young children suck their thumb?" kindly post with this question

hadeeldidi

My daughter is 1 year old.. and used to thumb sucking to sleep.. what should i do???

guest

can this be prevented

mainakm

Please look at the Treatment section of this article. You can also consult a Dentist directly.

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