Endoscopic Retrieval of Ingested Dental Bur in a geriatric patient: A Case Report [post]

Keerthana K, Karthik Shetty, Vinod Jathanna, Kartik Nath, Roma M
2020 unpublished
Background: Accidental ingestion of a dental bur during the dental procedure is not a routine incident, but can result in serious complication and consequences. Case scenario: In this case report, a 76 - year old male patient, accidentally ingested a dental bur during the procedure. The presence and location of the dental bur was confirmed using chest and abdominal x-rays and it was subsequently retrieved by endoscopy procedure under general anaesthesia. The analysis of this case reaffirms the
more » ... case reaffirms the importance of the use of physical barriers such as rubber dams and gauze screens as precautionary measures to prevent such incidents from occurring.Conclusion: Taking the patient into confidence and informing him regarding the possible complications of the accident and keeping him/her under observation until the object has been removed, would fulfil the professional responsibilities of a dentist, and will result in avoiding possible legal and ethical issues. Presented case represented the usage of physical barriers in dentistry and their usefulness in the treatment protocol.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-106309/v1 fatcat:k4ewegmobjdo5ac4uh65xmgrne