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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 369510, 3 pages
Case Report

Foreign Body in the Oral Cavity Mimicking a Benign Connective Tissue Tumor

Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

Received 31 January 2013; Accepted 2 March 2013

Academic Editors: R. S. Brown and C. Evans

Copyright © 2013 Divya Puliyel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Foreign bodies may be embedded in the oral cavity either by traumatic injury or iatrogenically. The commonly encountered iatrogenic foreign bodies are restorative materials like amalgam, obturation materials, broken instruments, needles, and impression materials. This paper describes an asymptomatic presentation of a foreign body in the oral mucosa which clinically appeared like a benign connective tissue tumor.