CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2013; 07(02): 225-228
DOI: 10.4103/1305-7456.110191
Case Report
Dental Investigation Society

A case of accidental aspiration of an endodontic instrument by a child treated under conscious sedation

Mahesh R.
1   Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Vishnu Prasad
2   Department of Community Dentistry, Karpaga Vinayaka Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Padma A. Menon
3   Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Ramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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09. März 2020 (online)

ABSTRACT

Dental management of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often requires the need for pharmacological behavior management techniques such as the use of sedation. The purpose of this article is to describe a clinical case involving accidental aspiration of an Endodontic instrument during root canal therapy under sedation. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of aspiration of an Endodontic instrument and should serve to heighten the awareness with regard to aspiration during dental procedures under sedation. It also emphasizes the need for proper isolation techniques in patients treated under sedation, thereby preventing such complications.

 
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