Retrieval of an Unusual Foreign Object with the Help of a Magnet: A Case Report 3271-3275
Dr Sunandan Mittal M.D.S
Professor and Head
Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics
Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences
Faridkot â€“ Punjab- India.
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The patient may accidentally leave certain metallic objects (pins, nails, stapler pins) into the root canal. Retrieval of these intracanal obstructions may be difficult but is essential for non-surgical treatment.Aim: to retrieve the foreign object in the canal by non- surgical approach. Material and methods: 18 year male patient reported of pain with #36 tooth. The radiograph revealed a metallic pin in the distal canal. Access was gained and canal orifices were located. Pin removal was attempted with H file but to no avail. Pin was loose in the canal, so a magnet was placed over the orifice of the distal canal and due to the magnetic pull, the instrument was retrieved.