Primary Inadequate Management of Dental Trauma ZD12-ZD13
Dr. Evangelos G. Kontakiotis,
Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
Thivon 2, Goudi, GR-11527, Athens, Greece.
Tooth fractures are common complications due to trauma in the oral cavity. Tooth fragments and foreign bodies may be embedded in soft tissues as a result of dentofacial trauma and go unnoticed in emergency situations. The inadequate management of such cases may lead to complications, such as foreign-body reaction and scarring. This report describes two cases with dental fragments embedded in the lower lip, which went unnoticed until the patients presented later for completely different treatments and emphasizes the importance of clinical and radiographic examination of soft tissues, even in cases that present late for dental trauma management.