Emerg Med J 30:172 doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-201333
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The importance of thorough oral examination and the value of soft tissue radiography in the management of embedded tooth fragments

  1. Priya Bhangoo
  1. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alexander Goodson, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, UK; alexander.goodson01{at}
  1. Contributors AG and PB contributed equally to writing this article.

  • Accepted 17 March 2012
  • Published Online First 25 April 2012

A 27-year-old woman sustained a coronal fracture to the maxillary left second incisor and lower lip puncture wound following a mechanical fall while chasing a bus. She presented to the emergency dentist who performed a temporary restoration of the tooth and discharged her …

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