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Case Report
Accidental Swallowing of a Molar Band
1 Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Deformities Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institue of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India  
Turk J Orthod 2019; 32: 115-118
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2019.18001
Key Words: Accidental ingestion, molar band, cleft lip, palate


Accidental ingestion or aspiration of foreign bodies is considered as a medical emergency in dentistry. Despite their rare occurrence, accidental ingestions are associated with various complications and morbidity, thereby necessitating prevention of their incidence along with early and effective management. Herein, we report a case of accidental swallowing of an orthodontic molar band in a patient with unilateral cleft lip and palate and its management.



Cite this article as: Mahto RK, Rana SS, Kharbanda OP. Accidental swallowing of a molar band. Turk J Orthod 2019; 32(2): 115-8.

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