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Foreign Body (Tooth) in the Tongue – A Case Report


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1 Professor & HOD, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai – 600003, Tamil Nadu, India
     

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Tooth fragments or foreign objects like obturation materials, broken instruments, restorative materials, needles, and bullets from gunshot injuries occasionally penetrate into soft tissues and may become a potent source of pain and infection. It may cause acute or chronic symptoms. This case report describes a 48-year-old woman with a fractured tooth fragment embedded in the tongue in the past three years and remained asymptomatic. This case emphasizes the importance

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Foreign Body, Mandibular Central Incisors, Tongue.
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Authors

Jayachandran Sadaksharam
Professor & HOD, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Anitha Palanisamy
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai – 600003, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Tooth fragments or foreign objects like obturation materials, broken instruments, restorative materials, needles, and bullets from gunshot injuries occasionally penetrate into soft tissues and may become a potent source of pain and infection. It may cause acute or chronic symptoms. This case report describes a 48-year-old woman with a fractured tooth fragment embedded in the tongue in the past three years and remained asymptomatic. This case emphasizes the importance

Keywords


Foreign Body, Mandibular Central Incisors, Tongue.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/jpfa%2F2022%2F30857