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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. Alexander Goodson,
  2. 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}

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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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  • Ethics approval This is not a study, but rather a case report with anonymised radiographic images and, therefore, does not require ethical approval.

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