Endo-surgical management of foreign bodies in the periapical region

Sawhney, Surbhi and Shetty, Neeta and Sharma, Naman and Poojary, Dharnappa (2016) Endo-surgical management of foreign bodies in the periapical region. Journal of Orofacial Sciences, 8 (1). pp. 74-76.

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Foreign objects present in root canals and surrounding areas are troublesome incidents in endodontics. Chances of these objects getting impacted are more when the chamber is open either due to caries or traumatic injury. Moreover, when pushed apically, retrieval becomes complicated and apical surgical procedures unavoidable. A young male patient presented with a chief complaint of discolored anterior teeth. During routine radiographic examination, a linear appearing radio-opaque foreign body (approximately 15 mm in length), extending apically through the apex into the periapical region, was identified. There was also large periapical radiolucency (approximately 10 mm × 15 mm in size) on an adjacent tooth. This case report describes the successful retrieval of two foreign objects from the periapical region, and the management of a cystic lesion, through periapical surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign object, open apex, periapical cyst, periapical surgery
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2016 11:47
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2016 11:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146502

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