Self-inflicted injury facilitated as a result of endodontic therapy: a case report.


Mr Malcolm Levinkind, Department of Child Dental Health, The London Hospital Dental Institute, London El 1BB, UK.


Summary. This report decribes a case in which a traumatized maxillary incisor was receiving endodontic treatment and this enabled the patient to force sveral foreign bodies through the tooth's incompletely formed aped into the periapical tissures. Recommendations are made for preventing this situation from arising.