Medical Must-See: Accidentally shot in the face, he went to hospital... 10 years later

It’s all fun and games until someone retains a foreign body for a decade

Nonchalance, and not wanting to tell his parents, meant a man spent 10 years with an air gun pellet lodged quietly in his jaw.

Pellet lodged in maxilla

But by the time the 22-year-old presented to hospital a decade later, he was oblivious to its presence, reporting only the sensation of a foreign body in his upper right anterior tooth region.

The patient’s medical and dental histories were unremarkable; however, after much deliberation, he was finally able to recall the offending incident from his childhood.