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Dental fragment embedded in the lower lip after facial trauma: brief review literature and report of a case

Lauritano, Dorina and Petruzzi, Massimo and Sacco, Gerardo and Campus, Guglielmo Giuseppe and Carinci, Francesco and Milillo, Lucio (2012) Dental fragment embedded in the lower lip after facial trauma: brief review literature and report of a case. Dental Research Journal, Vol. 9 (8 Suppl. 2), S237-S241. eISSN 2008-0255. Article.

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Upper incisors are the most frequently involved teeth in traumatic dental injuries. Soft tissues (lips and/or oral mucosa) adjacent to incisal edge can receive direct and/or indirect traumas. Laceration of the lower lip is a not rare eventuality and teeth fragments could be embedded in labial soft tissue. The reattachment of these fragments, if possible, is the elective treatment choice, thanks to the modern adhesive and restorative techniques. The authors present a case of a white Caucasian 10‑year‑old child, who attended the dental clinic for the treatment of both upper central incisors’ crown fractures. The fragment of the left incisor was retrieved embedded in the lower lip. It was successfully surgically removed and reattached using a composite adhesive technique. A careful clinical and radiographic examination with the surgical removal of tooth fragments could prevent undesirable foreign body reaction, infection and scarring. The authors also reviewed the most relevant literature concerning tooth fragment reattachment after removal from oral soft tissues.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8924
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crown fracture, dental trauma, tooth fragment, tooth reattachment
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/28 Malattie odontostomatologiche
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Chirurgiche, Microchirurgiche e Mediche
Deposited On:24 Apr 2013 17:38

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