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Accidental ingestion of the endodontic instrument: a case report

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

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.

Key words: needle, root canal treatment, swallowing, Endodontic instrument, case report


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