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International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry, ..,Vol.: 1, Issue.: 2

Case Report

Apply ‘Dam’ before You Say ‘Damn’: A Case Report


Uzma Mushtaq1*, Sameer Makkar1, Sidharth Kanwar1, Tamanpreet Kaur1, Farheen Mushtaq1 and Divyangana Thakur1

1Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Swami Devi Dyal Dental Hospital and College Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana, India.

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(1) Dr. Konda Karthik Roy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MNR Dental College and Hospital,  Fasalwadi,  Sangareddy, India.

(2) Dr. Roberta Gasparro, Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive Science and Dental Science, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.


(1) Latifa Berrezouga, University of Monastir, Tunisia.

(2) Kavita Dhinsa, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, India.

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With increasing legal implications in dental practice, one has to be careful so as to avoid accidents in practice. Although rare, instrument aspiration or ingestion during endodontic treatment without rubber dam can result in clinical complications and subsequent legal proceedings. The purpose of this paper is to present a case report of an accidently aspired endodontic file with emphasis on the preventive measures to avoid such an accident and management if such mishap occurs.

Keywords :

Iatrogenic; ingestion; aspiration; foreign body; rubber-dam.

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