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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-100

A case report of accidental extrusion of sodium hypochlorite into the maxillary sinus during endodontic retreatment and review of current prevention and management


Dental Core Trainee in Restorative Dentistry, Primary Care Department, Birmingham Dental Hospital, St Chads Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NN, United Kingdom

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Dominic Peter Laverty
Dental Core Trainee in Restorative Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital, Birmingham
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4619.136648

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A case is presented of a patient attending with a sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) accident of the left maxillary sinus during endodontic retreatment of a maxillary molar tooth. Sodium hypochlorite accidents are relatively uncommon but when they occur there is potential for severe complications. A literature review has been carried out reviewing current recommendations to reduce the likelihood of a sodium hypochlorite accident and the management of a sodium hypochlorite accident if occurs.


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