Foreign Body Management in The Maxillary Central Incisor of a Teenage Girl: A Case Report
Finding a foreign body lodged in the tooth structure of a tooth is quite uncommon occurrence and requires skill to remove the same. Its extraction requires a detailed case history followed by clinical, and radiographic examination to ascertain the size, position, and nature of the embedded objects so that the difficulty involved in its retrieval can be assessed. At times due to fear, a child hesitates from informing the parent regarding the lodgement and may only do so when one experiences pain. There is a great possibility that the foreign objects may act as a potential source of infection and lead to undesirable consequences. This case report will discuss the lodgement, retrieval and management of foreign object (tip of lead pencil) in the maxillary left central incisor of female teenager aged 16 years.
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