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Quintessence Int 40 (2009), No. 6     29. Apr. 2009
Quintessence Int 40 (2009), No. 6  (29.04.2009)

Page 449-451, PubMed:19587884

An adventurous habit of bottle-cap opening resulting in an endodontic-periodontal lesion: A case report
Ponnaiyan, Deepa / Bhat, K. Mahalinga / Bhat, G. Subraya
An unusual case of an endodontic-periodontal lesion in a 29-year-old man resulting from a habit of opening beer bottle (metal) caps using his mandibular left molar is reported. The patient had been a chronic alcoholic with several emotional problems and was unaware of the injurious nature of his habit. Thus, the importance of a detailed case history and assessment of psychosocial aspects for an accurate diagnosis of such conditions is highlighted.

Keywords: adventurous habit, bottle-cap opening, endodontic-periodontal, injurious habit, psychosocial, unusual
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