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Retrieval of a foreign object from the palatal root canal of a permanent maxillary first molar: A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12238693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 12-year-old boy presented with a fractured sewing needle within the palatal root canal of a nonvital permanent maxillary first molar. The patient admitted that he had often placed a sewing needle in the tooth to relieve discomfort associated with it. A minimal amount of tooth structure was removed around the foreign object to facilitate access for K-type files. Under copious irrigation, the files were worked around the object to loosen it. The fractured needle was removed with a tweezers that had long, narrow beaks. Use of this simple technique allowed the object to be removed from the root canal with minimal damage to internal tooth structure.
Ujwal M Nadkarni; Amita Munshi; Satyawan G Damle; Ritesh R Kalaskar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0033-6572     ISO Abbreviation:  Quintessence Int     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-19     Completed Date:  2002-12-26     Revised Date:  2006-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342677     Medline TA:  Quintessence Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-12     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai Central, India.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Pulp Cavity* / radiography
Foreign Bodies / radiography,  therapy*
Molar* / radiography
Needles / adverse effects
Root Canal Obturation
Root Canal Preparation / instrumentation,  methods
Tooth, Nonvital / radiography,  therapy

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