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Hypochlorite Dental Accident

Purpose:

To identify a patient with a hypochlorite dental accident following an endodontic procedure.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

X44

Description:

Sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and calcium hypochlorite have a number of uses in dental practice. They can be used to dissolve dental pulp and to disinfect the canal prior to endodontic repair. Leakage of concentrated hypochlorite solution into adjacent soft tissue results in tissue injury that is referred to as a hypochlorite dental accident.

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