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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Beads in the Tooth

Keywords : Foreign objects, Beads, Retrieval, Simple procedure

Citation Information : Beads in the Tooth. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (2):163-165.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1103

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Foreign objects in a tooth are often diagnosed accidentally. A detailed case history, clinical and radiographic examinations are necessary to know the exact nature, size, location of the foreign body and the difficulty involved in its retrieval. In the present case, two beads, one radiopaque and one radiolucent were found in the same tooth at different places of 11-year-old girl. Patient did not reveal proper history out of fear. Both the foreign objects were discovered during routine endodontic procedure which were removed following simple clinical procedure causing minimal damage to the internal tooth structure.

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