Unexpected encounters with foreign body in primary teeth: a
Unusual behavior of children sometimes leads to the placement of various foreign objects in the tooth, especially in cases of open carious lesions. These foreign objects project a source of infection, pain, and swelling which may cause tissue irritation and other complications.

Detailed case history and clinical and radiographic examinations are necessary to detect the exact etiology, size, position, and type of foreign object.

Although various case reports have been observed in the literature regarding foreign objects in the permanent teeth and its management, published in the International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research, the authors present two of such case reports of foreign objects in the primary teeth with distinctive etiology and its management.


Case 1
An 8-year-old male child visited the department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry with a chief complaint of pain in the upper front tooth region for 2 days. The pain was intermittent, severe, and throbbing with a history of pus discharge. Medical history of the patient was noncontributory. Detailed history revealed that he had decayed teeth and pain in that region and have been informing parents about the pain in the same region for about 6 months.


Case 2
A 7-year-old female child reported to the department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry with a chief complaint of pain in the upper left front tooth region for the past 3 days. The pain was intermittent, moderate, and pricking type without any history of pus discharge. Detailed history revealed that she had pain and swelling in the same region and underwent symptomatic treatment 5 months back. Once the pain subsided, she did not turn up. During this time interval, she had developed a habit of placing various foreign objects in the affected tooth because of open pulp chamber and again complained about pain for the last 3 days.

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