This case describes a patient with a traumatic crown fracture of an upper incisor, associated with a laceration wound in the lower lip, showing local oedema. While palpating the tissues of the lower lip we felt the presence of a foreign body. This was confirmed by a radiograph of the lip that showed a radiopaque material, being similar to the coronal fragment of the fractured incisor. It was successfully surgically removed and immediately reattached using a composite adhesive technique. At the follow-up of 1 year later the vitality test on the teeth was positive and neither one of the two traumatized teeth showed any sign of discoloration.
|Titolo:||SURGICAL REMOVAL AND IMMEDIATE REATTACHEMENT OF CORONAL FRAGMENT EMBEDDED IN LIP|
|Parole Chiave:||soft tissues trauma ; dental fragment reattachment|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1600-9657.2006.00345.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|