Surgical Approach to Dentigerous Cyst with Protection of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve

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Stylianos Dalampiras1 / 2 / Foivos-Antonios Dalampiras3 / Maria Dalampira4

1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates,Greece
2Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Gamveta 75 GR – 54642, Thessaloniki,Greece
3DDS, Thessaloniki,Greece
4Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Greece

Summary

Aim: To stress the importance of surgical planning when treating large dentigerous cysts.

Case Report: In a routine radiographic examination, a dentigerous cyst was revealed in a 20 years old male. A surgical approach that ensured the integrity of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) was applied. The incision was exceeded to the mesial surface of the first molar in order to create adequate surgical field and visibility. The final result was that the exposed nerve was protected successfully.

Conclusion: This case shows the necessity of a meticulous preparation, even in routine operations.

Keywords: Dentigerous Cyst; Enucleation; Inferior Alveolar Nerve; Impacted Lower Molar

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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 178–181, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2016-0029, November 2016

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