International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORTS
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 181--183

An unexpected encounter with foreign body in the primary teeth and its management


Chinta Mahesh, Dwitha Animireddy, Shanthan Mettu, Manasi Kulkarni 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Panineeya Dental College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Chinta Mahesh
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Panineeya Dental College, Hyderabad, Telangana
India

Clinicians may come across strange situations when they accidentally notice foreign bodies in the root canals of the teeth. This foreign body entrapment is more common in children because of the habit of placing various objects into the tooth, particularly in the cases of open carious lesions. Sometimes, these foreign objects may act as an impending source for pain and infection. Even though accidental insertion is the main etiological factor, there are other possibilities such as self-injurious habits and dental neglect which should be ruled out by thorough history. The present article describes two cases of typical etiology for foreign body lodgment and its management in the primary teeth.


How to cite this article:
Mahesh C, Animireddy D, Mettu S, Kulkarni M. An unexpected encounter with foreign body in the primary teeth and its management.Int J App Basic Med Res 2018;8:181-183


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Mahesh C, Animireddy D, Mettu S, Kulkarni M. An unexpected encounter with foreign body in the primary teeth and its management. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];8:181-183
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