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Unusual case of calculus in floor of mouth: a case report.

Bahadure RN, Thosar N, Jain ES - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2012)

Bottom Line: How to cite this article: Bahadure RN, Thosar N, Jain ES.Unusual Case of Calculus in Floor of Mouth: A Case Report.Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):223-225.

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Affiliation: Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Nandora, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra- 442102, India, e-mail: mdsrakesh_pedo@yahoo.co.in.

ABSTRACT
Calculus consists of mineralized bacterial plaque that forms on the surfaces of natural teeth. It is supragingival or subgingival depending upon its relation with gingival margin. The two most common locations for supragingival calculus are the buccal surfaces of maxillary molars and lingual surfaces of mandibular anterior teeth. It is very important to rule out the predisposing factor for calculus formation. In the present case of an 11-year- old female child, 1.2 × 1.5 cm large indurated mass suggestive of calculus in the left side of floor of mouth was observed. After surgical removal, along with indurated mass, an embedded root fragment was seen. Biochemical analysis of the specimen detected the calcium and phosphate ions approximately equals to the level in calculus. Thus, we diagnosed it as a calculus. Oral hygiene instructions and regular follow-up was advised. How to cite this article: Bahadure RN, Thosar N, Jain ES. Unusual Case of Calculus in Floor of Mouth: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):223-225.

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Mentions: Patient’s blood sample was sent for routine blood investigation and to evaluate calcium and phosphate levels in serum. Under all aseptic precautions and local anesthesia, a hard calcified mass was surgically excised. Excised specimen showed presence of yellowish hard mass anterosuperiorly (Fig. 2) and embedded residual root fragment postero- inferiorly (Fig. 3). Floor of mouth appeared normal after excision of mass (Fig. 4). Specimen was sent for biochemical examination. Blood report showed serum calcium 11.02 mg% (normal range in females: 8.5-10.5 mg%), inorganic phosphate 3.72 mg% (normal range in females: 2.5 to 4.5 mg%). Biochemical report of specimen showed calcium 41.3%, inorganic phosphate 19.97% and calcium phosphate 77.02 %. Depending upon biochemical report and structure of hard calcified mass, diagnosis of calculus was considered. Patient was advised for regular recall visits and instructed for maintenance of oral hygiene.


Unusual case of calculus in floor of mouth: a case report.

Bahadure RN, Thosar N, Jain ES - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2012)

Floor of mouth after excision of mass
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4155888&req=5

Figure 4: Floor of mouth after excision of mass
Mentions: Patient’s blood sample was sent for routine blood investigation and to evaluate calcium and phosphate levels in serum. Under all aseptic precautions and local anesthesia, a hard calcified mass was surgically excised. Excised specimen showed presence of yellowish hard mass anterosuperiorly (Fig. 2) and embedded residual root fragment postero- inferiorly (Fig. 3). Floor of mouth appeared normal after excision of mass (Fig. 4). Specimen was sent for biochemical examination. Blood report showed serum calcium 11.02 mg% (normal range in females: 8.5-10.5 mg%), inorganic phosphate 3.72 mg% (normal range in females: 2.5 to 4.5 mg%). Biochemical report of specimen showed calcium 41.3%, inorganic phosphate 19.97% and calcium phosphate 77.02 %. Depending upon biochemical report and structure of hard calcified mass, diagnosis of calculus was considered. Patient was advised for regular recall visits and instructed for maintenance of oral hygiene.

Bottom Line: How to cite this article: Bahadure RN, Thosar N, Jain ES.Unusual Case of Calculus in Floor of Mouth: A Case Report.Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):223-225.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Nandora, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra- 442102, India, e-mail: mdsrakesh_pedo@yahoo.co.in.

ABSTRACT
Calculus consists of mineralized bacterial plaque that forms on the surfaces of natural teeth. It is supragingival or subgingival depending upon its relation with gingival margin. The two most common locations for supragingival calculus are the buccal surfaces of maxillary molars and lingual surfaces of mandibular anterior teeth. It is very important to rule out the predisposing factor for calculus formation. In the present case of an 11-year- old female child, 1.2 × 1.5 cm large indurated mass suggestive of calculus in the left side of floor of mouth was observed. After surgical removal, along with indurated mass, an embedded root fragment was seen. Biochemical analysis of the specimen detected the calcium and phosphate ions approximately equals to the level in calculus. Thus, we diagnosed it as a calculus. Oral hygiene instructions and regular follow-up was advised. How to cite this article: Bahadure RN, Thosar N, Jain ES. Unusual Case of Calculus in Floor of Mouth: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):223-225.

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