Aspiration of a primary tooth in a patient with a tracheostomy

Robert Steelman

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Aspiration of a foreign object is uncommon in a patient with a tracheostomy. The following case history describes the consequences of failure to diagnose an aspirated object and how the aspiration of an exfoliated tooth can occur despite the presence of a tracheostomy tube. Dentists play an important role in preventing foreign body aspiration in debilitated patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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