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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-99

Intraoral foreign body: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Periodontics, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
2 Department of Periodontics, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
3 Department of Preventive Dentistry, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
4 Department of Preventive Dentistry, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

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Clement Chinedu Azodo
Department of Periodontics, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Room No. 21, 2nd Floor, New Dental Complex, Benin City 300001
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-6360.175031

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Children often have the habit of placing objects in their mouth, and these objects may be accidentally implanted in the oral cavity, ingested or aspirated. The article reported a case of foreign body (inner tube of a biro) forming a collar on the cervical one-third of the crown of 72 in an otherwise healthy 6-year-old male child. There was no history of pain, but mother was bothered by the discoloration and “peeling off” the tooth and requested management of the condition. Artery forcep was used to remove the object to the relief of the mother. In conclusion, dentists attending to a child should suspect foreign body when nonpainful discoloration and “peel off” of the tooth are the presenting complaint even if the child patient did not admit placing the foreign body in the mouth. Inner tube of a biro should be included in the list of intraoral foreign body.


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