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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-7

Accidental ingestion of foreign body in dental practice and its management


Department of Public Health Dentistry, Karpaga Vinayakga Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Vishnu Prasad
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Karpaga Vinayakga Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpr.ijpr_33_17

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Foreign body aspiration or ingestion can be a potential complication or a life-threatening emergency situation. During routine dental treatment, the handling of dental objects requires particular care, especially with dental bridges and files. Precautionary measures have to be taken to avoid such situation. A dentist must be able to manage emergency situations in which accidental swallowing of dental instruments and materials occur. This article reviews the signs and symptoms, management, complications, and precautions of aspiration or ingestion of foreign bodies.


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