Aim To show the radiographic manifestation of sodium hypochlorite after accidental injection past the apical foramen and into the soft tissues. Summary A female patient was seen for an emergency visit after suffering a sodium hypochlorite accident at her general dentist's office. The patient was seen within 1h of the accident and was in pain associated with facial swelling. Radiographs, including a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), and photographs were taken. Endodontic emergency treatment was initiated. The patient was reassured and given pain medication and antibiotics. Follow-up visits were scheduled over 6days when the swelling had resolved. Key learning points • Importance of multiple radiographic images during preoperative endodontic evaluation when undertaking endodontic retreatment. • Knowledge of apical anatomy as related to surrounding structures. • Effect of sodium hypochlorite when injected in the soft tissues.
- Cone beam computed tomography
- Sodium hypochlorite
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