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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Foreign body associated chronic alveolar abscess

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Author Details: Benjamin Premkumar, Thiruneervannan, Hari S Prabhu

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 184

Article End Page : 186


A Middle aged women reported to our out-patient department with swelling in the chin and intra-oral pus discharge with the history of frequent recurrence for the past six months. On examination a diffuse swelling in the chin and draining multiple sinuses were noted in the lower labial vestibule. Further interrogation revealed wooden stick injury to the lower lip at work.  All associated teeth were found to be healthy and vital. Intraoral oral periapical radiograph revealed altered trabecular pattern.
Following resistance at a particular site during drainage, further surgical exploration and curettage was done. A wooden particle measuring 1.5 x 0.5 cms was retrieved. All the sinus tracts and granulation tissues were excised and debrided. The wound were closed in layers with appropriate sutures.
Periodic reviewing over a period of three months was done. Alveolar and labial mucosa was healed satisfactorily. Radiograph revealed normal trabecular pattern with healing alveolar bone.