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 : 6  |  Page : 95--98

Self-injurious behavior and foreign body entrapment in the root canal of a mandibular lateral incisor


BN Rangeeth1, J Moses1, N Venugopal Reddy2 
1 Department of Pedodontics, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
B N Rangeeth
Department of Pedodontics, 987, TVS Colony, 50th Street, Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai - 600 101, Tamil Nadu
India

Self-injurious behavior is a deliberate alteration or damage without suicidal indent. Herein, we report a patient who had caused intentionally self-trauma to his left lower permanent canine and placed a long metallic foreign body into the root canal. History revealed a habit of placing metallic objects in the form of stapler pins into the mouth, but closer examination revealed the habit to be more as a method of self-injurious behavior. Following an episode of severe pain, the tooth was endodontically treated after removal of the foreign body that was corroding. Clinical significance of the case report is that the patient may just be put off as having a habit of inserting foreign objects into the mouth, but the behavior was more self-injurious in nature.


How to cite this article:
Rangeeth B N, Moses J, Reddy N V. Self-injurious behavior and foreign body entrapment in the root canal of a mandibular lateral incisor.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2011;29:95-98


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Rangeeth B N, Moses J, Reddy N V. Self-injurious behavior and foreign body entrapment in the root canal of a mandibular lateral incisor. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jul 3 ];29:95-98
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