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 : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179--183

Foreign objects in teeth: Retrieval and management


R Aduri, RE Reddy, K Kiran 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda Dt, Andhra Pradesh, India

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R Aduri
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Sreepuram, Narketpally, Nalgonda Dt, Andhra Pradesh - 508 254
India

The discovery of foreign bodies in the teeth is a special situation, which is often diagnosed accidentally. Detailed case history, clinical and radiographic examinations are necessary to come to a conclusion about the nature, size, location of the foreign body and the difficulty involved in its retrieval. It is more common to find this situation in children as it is a well-known fact that children often tend to have the habit of placing foreign objects in the mouth. Sometimes the foreign objects get stuck in the root canals of the teeth, which the children do not reveal to their parents due to fear. These foreign objects may act as a potential source of infection and may later lead to a painful condition. This paper discusses the types of foreign objects found in and around the teeth and reports two cases along with their retrieval and associated management of the involved teeth.


How to cite this article:
Aduri R, Reddy R E, Kiran K. Foreign objects in teeth: Retrieval and management.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2009;27:179-183


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Aduri R, Reddy R E, Kiran K. Foreign objects in teeth: Retrieval and management. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2009 [cited 2022 Dec 2 ];27:179-183
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