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P7  Endodontics:  Sodium Hypochlorite Accident – A Complication of Poor Access Cavity Design by MAH Doherty, MBM Thomas, PMH Dummer

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A case is presented of soft tissue damage resulting from inadvertent injection of sodium hypochlorite through a perforation created during root canal treatment of a mandibular incisor. The importance of access cavity design to help avoid such complications is highlighted and the anatomy of the...  Read more

P14  Endodontics:  Inadvertent Injection of Sodium Hypochlorite into the Periradicular Tissues during Root Canal Treatment by VE Baldwin, FD Jarad, MC Balmer, LH Mair

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This paper describes a sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) incident occurring during routine endodontic treatment of a patient who presented with chronic periapical periodontitis of a maxillary canine tooth and discusses the immediate and late treatment of this case.  Read more

P20  Oral surgery:  Fracture of a Dental Needle during Administration of an Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block by A Shah, N Mehta, DPV Arx

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We report a case of a 42-year-old female who was referred to our department for the management of a fractured dental needle following administration of an inferior alveolar nerve block. The fractured needle was successfully removed under general anaesthesia. We also suggest some guidelines for...  Read more

P26  Oral medicine:  Oro-Facial Thermal Injury caused by Food Heated in a Microwave Oven by Y Wakefield, MN Pemberton

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Burns to the oral mucosa usually result from the accidental ingestion of hot food or beverages. The burns are usually of short duration and little consequence. The widespread use of microwave ovens, however, has added a new dimension to the problem. Microwave ovens heat food much quicker than a...  Read more

P28  Accident and Emergency:  The Incidental Finding of a Retained Gunshot Pellet by K Wenham, S Craig, E Tsitrou

An 80-year-old woman presented to the restorative department at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield for a routine review of her dental health with no reported trauma, pain or complications relating to the oral environment. A routine periapical radiograph showed the presence of a...  Read more

P33  Miscellaneous:  Paracetamol Overdose in a Teenager Following Placement of a Fixed Appliance by R Matusiak, KE Harley

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Pain or discomfort is common following placement or adjustment of orthodontic appliances. This case report describes an accidental paracetamol overdose in a 13-year-old girl following the initial placement of fixed appliances.  Read more

P38  Periodontics:  A Review of Aggressive Periodontitis and an Associated Case Report by S Sharkey, AN Chaollai, M O’Sullivan

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Aggressive periodontitis is a debilitating oral disease that results in rapid destruction of the periodontal tissues. It has recently been reclassified and ongoing efforts are now being made to understand its pathogenesis and record its prevalence in the population. This case report gives a brief...  Read more

P53  Paediatric dentistry:  Common Things are Common: A Case Series of Oral Foreign Bodies in Paediatric Patients by S Gale, E Hall, N Bhujel, S McKaig

Reports of foreign bodies in the oral cavity are few in number. Three cases of children of varying ages, presenting with oral foreign bodies, and their subsequent diagnosis and management, are described. The importance of considering foreign bodies, as part of a differential diagnosis in paediatric...  Read more

P61  Aspects of Human Disease:  Aspects of Human Disease 28 by C Scully CBE

This series outlines, briefly, the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of the 31 chronic medical problems which are most common and important in the developed countries, but space also precludes coverage of acute infections and most malignant disease.   Read more

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