Endo-surgical management of foreign bodies in the periapical region

Surbhi Sawhney, Neeta Shetty, Naman Sharma, Dharnappa Poojary

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


Foreign objects present in root canals and surrounding areas are troublesome incidents in endodontics. Chances of these objects getting impacted are more when the chamber is open either due to caries or traumatic injury. Moreover, when pushed apically, retrieval becomes complicated and apical surgical procedures unavoidable. A young male patient presented with a chief complaint of discolored anterior teeth. During routine radiographic examination, a linear appearing radio-opaque foreign body (approximately 15 mm in length), extending apically through the apex into the periapical region, was identified. There was also large periapical radiolucency (approximately 10 mm × 15 mm in size) on an adjacent tooth. This case report describes the successful retrieval of two foreign objects from the periapical region, and the management of a cystic lesion, through periapical surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orofacial Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery


Dive into the research topics of 'Endo-surgical management of foreign bodies in the periapical region'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this