Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 481--483

Autogenous bonding of tooth fragment retained in lower lip after trauma


Andrea Lips1, Luciana Pereira da Silva1, Patricia Nivoloni Tannure2, Joćo Alfredo Farinhas1, Laura Guimarćes Primo1, Gloria Fernanda Barbosa de Araśjo Castro1 
1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Gloria Fernanda Barbosa de Araśjo Castro
Departmento de Odontopediatria e Ortodontia, Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Caixa Postal 68066, Cidade Universitįria CCS, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

In cases of trauma, dental fragments occasionally penetrate into the soft-tissues and may cause severe complications, if neglected. Clinical and radiographic examinations can provide a diagnosis and help in the surgical removal of any dental fragment embedded in soft-tissue. This case report concerns an 8-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a fragment of a fractured permanent central incisor crown located in the lower lip. The patient was seen initially at a general hospital, where the dental fragment went unnoticed. After 2 days, the patient was seen at the pediatric dentistry clinic, where a fragment embedded in the lower lip, causing a large swelling, was diagnosed. The fragment was removed surgically and bonded to the fractured tooth. A mouth guard was prescribed for sports. The importance of soft-tissue exploration even post-trauma was highlighted in this paper.


How to cite this article:
Lips A, da Silva LP, Tannure PN, Farinhas JA, Primo LG, de Araśjo Castro GF. Autogenous bonding of tooth fragment retained in lower lip after trauma .Contemp Clin Dent 2012;3:481-483


How to cite this URL:
Lips A, da Silva LP, Tannure PN, Farinhas JA, Primo LG, de Araśjo Castro GF. Autogenous bonding of tooth fragment retained in lower lip after trauma . Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Oct 17 ];3:481-483
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