J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2018 Jun;34(2):63-71. 10.14368/jdras.2018.34.2.63.

Prevention and management of foreign body ingestion and aspiration during the dental treatment

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea. porte93@wku.ac.kr

Abstract

Prosthetic restorations through implants were popularized, and they became routine treatments. Small accessories used in the implant prosthodontic procedure are more likely to slip or fall off the dentist's hands. If the dental appliance or material passes into the upper gastrointestinal tract, there is a high possibility of excretion to the outside of the body without complications, but serious complications may occur depending on the type of foreign body. If the foreign body is passed to the airway, it is an emergency situation, and if it is not done properly, it can be fatal. The purpose of this review report is to investigate the process of foreign body ingestion or aspiration during dental treatment, and the method of prevention and treatment.

Keyword

foreign body ingestion; foreign body aspiration; prevention; management
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