E-Cigarette Explosions Causing Serious Mouth Injuries

[Rosemont, IL, June 1, 2016] “Oral Trauma and Tooth Avulsion Following Explosion of E-Cigarette,” featured in the June issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, examines the oral hard and soft tissue injuries resulting from an E-cigarette explosion. The University of Cincinnati study describes in detail the severe oral and abdominal burns, oral lacerations, and lost and fractured teeth sustained when an E-cigarette exploded in an 18 year old’s mouth. According to the victim, the explosion occurred the
moment he pushed the button that activated the device. This is the first report published in the scientific literature describing this extent of damage and oral injuries resulting from an Ecigarette explosion.

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