Tooth fragments lodged in the lower lip after traumatic dental injury: a case report
Source: Dental Traumatology, Volume 24, Number 4, August 2008 , pp. 487-489(3)
Dental fractures are common trauma complications in the oral cavity. The efficient diagnosis and treatment of dental injury are important elements in clinical dentistry. This article describes a case study of trauma in central maxillary incisors with tooth fragments lodged in the lower lip. Radiographs of the soft structures proved themselves as an important tool in the detection and identification of occult tooth fragments, and play an important role in the establishment of the treatment to be adopted. Also, case follow-up is of fundamental significance in the preservation and maintenance of compromised structures.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2008