EJMCR. 2017; 1(September 2017): 148-151

Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report

Authors: Muthhin Almuthhin, Abdullah Aljahdali, Mohammad Alzahrani, Bader Alhusain, Yousef Algamdi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Ingestion of the endodontic instrument during root canal treatment is rare but can result in serious complications. Case presentation: The present paper reports a case in which endodontic file was accidentally swallowed by the patient undergoing root canal therapy, which entered into the stomach and the dentist did not use the rubber dam in his private clinic which is mandatory in root canal treatment. Conclusion: Handling of dental objects requires for using of a rubber dam is almost mandatory in modern endodontic practice which is to protect the patient from the inhalation or ingestion of endodontic instruments.Tooth isolation using the dental dam is the standard of care it is integral and essential for any nonsurgical endodontic treatment. We should provide more safely care to the patient.

Keywords:
needle, root canal treatment, swallowing, Endodontic instrument, case report


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Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report


Authors
Muthhin Almuthhin
1) Alzammami Dental Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Aljahdali
2) GI Consultant, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammad Alzahrani
3) General Dentist, Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Bader Alhusain
4) Consultant in restorative dental department, Military hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Yousef Algamdi
5) Consultant in prosthodontic dental department at Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Dr Muthhin Almuthhin. Dr Muthhin Almuthhin, I was an Endoscopy technician in gastrointestinal department at national guard hospital Now I am a dentist at ALZMMAMI DENTAL CENTER; almodhen.m@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 15 May 2017
Accepted 17 Jun 2017
Published online 27 Jun 2017
Published in print 22 Sep 2017

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Almuthhin M, Aljahdali A, Alzahrani M, Alhusain B, Algamdi Y. Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report. EJMCR. 2017; 1(September 2017): 148-151. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


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Almuthhin M, Aljahdali A, Alzahrani M, Alhusain B, Algamdi Y. Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report. http://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=266849 [Access: October 18, 2018]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


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Almuthhin M, Aljahdali A, Alzahrani M, Alhusain B, Algamdi Y. Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report. EJMCR. 2017; 1(September 2017): 148-151. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


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Almuthhin M, Aljahdali A, Alzahrani M, Alhusain B, Algamdi Y. Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report. EJMCR. (2017), [cited October 18, 2018]; 1(September 2017): 148-151. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


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Almuthhin, M., Aljahdali, A., Alzahrani, M., Alhusain, B. & Algamdi, Y. (2017) Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report. EJMCR, 1 (September 2017), 148-151. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


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Almuthhin, Muthhin, Abdullah Aljahdali, Mohammad Alzahrani, Bader Alhusain, and Yousef Algamdi. 2017. Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 1 (September 2017), 148-151. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


Chicago Style

Almuthhin, Muthhin, Abdullah Aljahdali, Mohammad Alzahrani, Bader Alhusain, and Yousef Algamdi. "Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 1 (2017), 148-151. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Almuthhin, Muthhin, Abdullah Aljahdali, Mohammad Alzahrani, Bader Alhusain, and Yousef Algamdi. "Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 1.September 2017 (2017), 148-151. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


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Almuthhin, M., Aljahdali, A., Alzahrani, M., Alhusain, B. & Algamdi, Y. (2017) Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 1 (September 2017), 148-151. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/27


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