Cudda been worse...

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS, May 20, 2004.

  1. A first for me. A patient called up, had swallowed a 3-unit bridge
    that was in for trial cementation. First time in treating patients 30
    years.

    Steve
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS, May 20, 2004
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  2. Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS

    Dr. Steve Guest

    Did they do an abdominal radiograph?

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    Dr. Steve, May 20, 2004
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  3. Dr. Steve wrote:
    No, and I didn't recommend one. The patient was upset, of course. I
    told her it was up to her if she wanted to go fishing. Luckily, I still
    have the models.

    Steve
    (I know, another reason to get a Cerec)
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS, May 20, 2004
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    Dr. Steve Guest

    3 unit FPD would still have been made at the lab.

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    Dr. Steve, May 20, 2004
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    The Webby Guest

    With the mounting fear of food ... it "cudda been worse" had it been a
    burger *with* a bun! ~~TW

     
    The Webby, May 20, 2004
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  6. Dr. Steve wrote:
    Yeah, I know...;-)

    Steve
     
    Steven Bornfeld, May 20, 2004
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  7. Orthodmd wrote:

    How could an apparently normal, sentient woman (seems perfectly normal)
    accidentally swallow something that big? I'd have to be plenty hungry...

    Steve
     
    Steven Bornfeld, May 20, 2004
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    W_B Guest

    Recovery ?
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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, May 20, 2004
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    W_B Guest


    fecal fishing, sounds like a job for...
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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, May 20, 2004
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  10. W_B wrote:
    I told her it was her decision if she wanted to go fishing. I have the
    models, in good shape so she wouldn't need to have a new impression.
    Heard a story of a student taking a state board exam who convinced his
    patient to throw an inlay up so it could be seated. The inlay was fine,
    the student failed.
    I specifically told her not to attempt this--since she was lucky enough
    to swallow it without scratching her esophagus, I wouldn't take another
    chance.
    She told me she was unaware of swallowing it until she noticed it was
    gone. I suppose it could have slipped out of her mouth somehow, but she
    assumes it went down in a bolus of food. Musta been a pretty big bolus.

    Steve
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS, May 20, 2004
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  11. W_B wrote:
    They do that in Jamaica Bay. I once lived in an apartment building
    whose super ate clams from Jamaica Bay, got a wonderful case of Hepatitis A.

    Steve
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS, May 20, 2004
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    W_B Guest

    Doancha just luv NY ?
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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, May 20, 2004
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  13. W_B wrote:
    I do, but that doesn't mean I'd fish in the local waters.

    Steve
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS, May 20, 2004
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    StovePipe Guest

    Steve, if you don't mind my asking: what does this tell you re: the
    design of the bridge and its retention? IOW: why did it come loose?
    Thanks
    Choos
    SP
     
    StovePipe, May 21, 2004
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  15. StovePipe wrote:
    When I tried the bridge in the retention was decent. I'm sure you've
    seen bridges that are difficult to impossible to remove after a trial
    cementation. These were fairly short clinical crowns, but not something
    that would have an alarm going off in my head.
    I also caution my patients that the bridge may well come loose, and
    they are to try to re-insert it in the proper orientation, and that if
    there is difficulty in getting it to stay in to return. What the
    patient was eating at the time I have no idea.
    I've heard of this happening to other dentists' patients, but this is
    (as I said) a first for me.

    Steve
     
    Steven Bornfeld, May 21, 2004
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    StovePipe Guest

    Thanks...
    So, IOW you don't think that parafunction has anything to do with it?
    Choos
    SP
     
    StovePipe, May 21, 2004
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    W_B Guest

    Apparently she was eating a fixed prosthesis.
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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, May 21, 2004
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  18. StovePipe wrote:
    Well, it came out during eating.

    Steve
     
    Steven Bornfeld, May 21, 2004
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  19. W_B wrote:
    (**rim shot**)

    Steve
     
    Steven Bornfeld, May 21, 2004
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  20. Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS wrote:
    Just to follow up--
    Today received a call from the patient. She had "retrieved" the bridge.
    My, how I love happy endings...

    Steve
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS, May 24, 2004
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