Diagnosis and management of oral cavity foreign body: a case report

Karen Pintado Palomino, Bruno Veronez, Jorge Esquiche León, Christiano Oliveira-Santos, Camilla Tirapelli


The zone of head and neck is the region of the human body where the incidence of foreign bodies is usually higher than other regions. This article presents a clinical case report and discusses the management of a foreign body (fragment of an amalgam restoration) detected in mandible body during patient’s examination.

Key Words: Dental amalgam; Diagnosis; Foreign bodies.

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Former title: JOF - Jornal de Odontologia da FACIT