Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 336--338

Foreign body ingestion in dental practice


S Bhatnagar1, UM Das2, GD Chandan2, ST Prashanth2, L Gowda3, N Shiggaon4 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Jodhpur Dental College General Hospital, Narnadi, Jodhpur, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, M R Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
4 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

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Most foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract uneventfully. The majority of the reported literature describes the management of ingested blunt objects. However, ingestion of sharp objects can still occur with a higher rate of perforation corresponding to treatment dilemmas. We report a case of inadvertently ingested sharp foreign body by a special child, which was retrieved by endoscopic guided forceps. Urgent endoscopic assessment and retrieval of recently ingested sharp dental foreign body is indicated and routine use of preventive measures such as rubber dam, gauze throat screens or floss ligatures is suggested.


How to cite this article:
Bhatnagar S, Das U M, Chandan G D, Prashanth S T, Gowda L, Shiggaon N. Foreign body ingestion in dental practice.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2011;29:336-338


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Bhatnagar S, Das U M, Chandan G D, Prashanth S T, Gowda L, Shiggaon N. Foreign body ingestion in dental practice. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Aug 19 ];29:336-338
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