Aim and objective: Report unusual foreign bodies lodged in primary and permanent teeth.
Background: Children often insert foreign objects inside the teeth to alleviate tooth pain. Such instances are more often reported for permanent teeth as compared to primary teeth.
Case descriptions: This case report presents two cases of foreign bodies lodged within the teeth. The first report is a case of a 7-year-old girl who reported pain and examination revealed a pin impacted tooth 54 (FDI nomenclature). The second case reports a case of a 9-year-old girl who presented with pain and on examination, a pencil lead and the nib of a fountain pen was found lodged in tooth 46. In case 1, 54 was extracted considering the poor prognosis of the tooth. In case 2, retrieval of the foreign object was undertaken followed by endodontic treatment because the tooth was permanent and salvageable.
Conclusion: In both cases, foreign bodies lodged in the pulp space were found on clinical examination and subsequently confirmed radiographically. The foreign bodies were retrieved successfully and teeth were treated.
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