food impaction


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food im·pac·tion

the forcible wedging of food between adjacent teeth during mastication, producing gingival recession and pocket formation.

food impaction

The forcing of food into the interproximal spaces of teeth by chewing (vertical impaction) or by tongue and cheek pressure (horizontal impaction).
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food im·pac·tion

(fūd im-pakshŭn)
Forcible wedging of food between adjacent teeth during mastication, producing gingival recession and pocket formation.
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The initial management of esophageal food impaction is assessment of the patient's ventilation and airway.
For cases other than suspected food impaction, during the upright single-contrast examination the patient drinks a low-density barium mixture while the radiologist fluoroscopes.
The narrowing of the esophagus, combined with an impaired ability to propel a food bolus downward, can lead to food impaction.
His father had also experienced several episodes of food impaction of unknown cause, for which he had been treated with esophageal dilation.
Food impaction is the forceful wedging of food into the periodontium by occlusal force.
It may be catastrophic," he said, noting that it has become a highly prevalent cause of food impaction, despite the fact the disease was only described in 1993.
Esophageal carcinoma discovered during evaluation of food impaction.
Other symptoms included strictures and food impaction dysphagia.
Moreover porcelain veneers full coverage crowns metal crowns all cause the food impaction and compromise the gingival health.
Here is an Interesting case report of problem of food impaction treated with the cold cure acrylic.
Most (85%) of the patients were male, 74% presented with dysphagia, and 18% with food impaction.
Subsequent transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) in the clinic allowed for directed suctioning of residual barium and secretions and revealed a significant food impaction in the midesophagus (figure, A).

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