Emergency Management of an Accidental Ingestion of a Dental Foreign Body in Pediatric Patient Using Rigid Esophagoscopy - A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Daneswari V. Professor
Department of Pedodontics
Mamatha Dental College, Khammam, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 06, 2016; Accepted date: June 21, 2016; Published date: June 28, 2016
Citation: Daneswari V, Visalaxi, Harika R (2016) Emergency Management of an Accidental Ingestion of a Dental Foreign Body in Pediatric Patient Using Rigid Esophagoscopy - A Case Report. Pediatr Dent Care 1:111. doi:10.4172/pdc.1000111
Copyright: © 2016 Daneshwari V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In dental literature foreign body aspiration or ingestion is often experienced and documented in regard to partial dentures, indirect restorations, endodontic files and retainers. This is encountered majorly due to improper isolation techniques, crown cementing failures, operator’s negligence and patient’s maintenance errors. We present a unusual operative mishap where a 16 year old boy during cavity preparation performed by a private dental practitioner accidentally swallowed the loosened catridge of a high speed hand airotor with a bur attached to it, which was treated in a multidisciplinary setting and successfully removed using rigid endoscopy. A search of the dental literature did not reveal any reported cases of such ingestions in pediatric dentistry.