An adventurous habit of bottle-cap opening resulting in an endodontic-periodontal lesion: A case report

Deepa Ponnaiyan, K. Mahalinga Bhat, G. Subraya Bhat

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalQuintessence International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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