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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Impression material lodged in the hypopharynx: A clinical report

  • Fonda G. Robinson
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author: Dr Fonda G. Robinson, Office of Clinic Administration, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, 1130 Postle Hall, 305 W. 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
    Affiliations
    Associate Dean, Clinic Administration and Patient Care, Professor, Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry, Interim Division Chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio
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  • Deborah S. Ray
    Affiliations
    Assistant Professor, Division of Comprehensive Care, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, Lexington, Ky
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  • Sonya Kalim
    Affiliations
    Assistant Professor, Predoctoral Program and Clinic Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio
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      Abstract

      Ingestion or aspiration of foreign objects may present as a significant complication with various common dental procedures. The most reported ingested or aspirated dental materials have included endodontic instruments and metal restorative and prosthetic materials, which can often be identified clinically and radiographically from their relative radiodensities. The authors present an unusual report of lodged impression material in the hypopharynx, which was not detectable radiographically.
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