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Post Traumatic Foreign Body Implantation of Mandible Masquerading as Dentoalveolar Abscess-A Case Report

Journal: Austin Journal of Dentistry (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 1-4

Keywords : Foreign body implantation; Trauma; Stones; Dysesthesia; Radiographs;

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Background: Foreign body implantation in the oral cavity can be exogenous and endogenous in origin. After trauma they can instigate an array of biological reactions such as inflammation, infections, allergic reactions, toxic events and tissue alterations. If the foreign body is not removed it can cause delayed healing with superimposed infections. Such foreign bodies can be missed during examination. Case Details: A 35 year old male patient, reported with a chief complaint of pain, swelling and recurrent pus discharge in the lower right back region of the jaw since 2 months. He had a history of trauma six months back and was treated for the same by a local surgeon. With the help of meticulous history, clinical examination and imaging techniques presence of foreign body was detected which caused persistent infection. Conclusion: A careful history, clinical examination and imaging techniques should be considered for patients with any traumatic injuries. Intraosseous and extraosseous foreign body implantation should be included in the differential diagnosis of the soft tissue masses, mainly in the presence of previous surgery or accidental trauma history.

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