Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 23--25

A simplified method of preventing implant hex drive from aspiration or accidental swallowing during stage two implant recovery


Akurati Ratnaditya1, Srinivas Ravuri2, Durga Prasad Tadi3, Chaitanya Ram Kandregula4, Rajkumar Chowdary Kopuri5, Venkata Girish Pentakota4 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Drs. Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram, India
4 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Drs. Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram, India
5 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, St. Joseph Dental College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Durga Prasad Tadi
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Drs. Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinaoutpally, Gannavaram 521 101, Andhra Pradesh
India

Objectives: To prevent accidental ingestion of implant hex dive. Materials and Methods: Dental floss which is used to stabilize the hex drive is tied to the operator«SQ»s finger ring to overcome sudden aspiration of fallen instrument. Results: It showed excellent grip of the instrument during stage two uncover time and also saved operators time. Conclusions: Accidental aspiration or swallowing of the dental instruments during routine implant surgeries can be prevented by tying the implant instruments to the operator«SQ»s ring with silk ligatures or dental floss.


How to cite this article:
Ratnaditya A, Ravuri S, Tadi DP, Kandregula CR, Kopuri RC, Pentakota VG. A simplified method of preventing implant hex drive from aspiration or accidental swallowing during stage two implant recovery.J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2014;4:23-25


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Ratnaditya A, Ravuri S, Tadi DP, Kandregula CR, Kopuri RC, Pentakota VG. A simplified method of preventing implant hex drive from aspiration or accidental swallowing during stage two implant recovery. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Dec 14 ];4:23-25
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