Author(s): Santos Tde S, Antunes AA, Vajgel A, Cavalcanti TB, Nogueira LR,
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Abstract Two cases of swallowing of foreign material related to dental implants during dental practice are described. A conservative approach by clinical-radiographic follow-up was performed in both cases; however, one of the patients required colonoscopy under general anesthesia for the removal of the impacted foreign body from the intestinal region. These complications not only have associated economic cost but also carry the risk of malpractice litigation against the professional; thus, the surgeon was responsible for all the costs of hospital and surgery management of this case. Details of the clinical signs, radiographic examinations, type of treatment, and follow-up are presented.
This article was published in J Craniofac Surg
and referenced in Dental Implants and Dentures: Open Access