Foreign bodies discovered during routine treatment
Fig. 1: Incidental foreign bodies revealed, most likely amalgam, embedded in the soft and/or hard tissue of the oral cavity caused iatrogenically by a dentist.
Fig. 2: By using the i-CAT 3-D CBCT (Imaging Sciences International, Hatfield, Pa.), a panoramic slice/image provided the exact locations of the foreign bodies and their relationship to the adjacent anatomy.
Figs. 3a-c: The cross-sectional slices reveal different layers of tooth #32 (mesial single canal area and distal root with two canals with apicoectomies).
Fig. 4: The axial slice also revealed that the foreign bodies were embedded outside the cortical plates.
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