Tooth Multi-Sectioning with the Use of Magnification, for Extraction of a Deeply Impacted Lower Second Molar with Entrapment of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve: Report of a Case

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1 / Stilianos Dalambiras2 / Maria Lazaridou2 / Lambros Zouloumis2

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Agion Panton 4H Pefka Thessaloniki, PO 57 010 Greece
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Summary

Inferior alveolar nerve injury is one of the most serious complications of mandibular molar surgery and may lead to litigation for mal-practice. Entrapment of the inferior alveolar nerve to roots of an impacted mandibular molars is extremely rare. The aim of this case report is to stress the importance of tooth multisectioning with the use of magnification for the safe removal of a deeply impacted second molar with entrapment of the inferior alveolar nerve in its proximal root.

Keywords: Impacted Lower Molar; Inferior Alveolar Nerve; Entrapment; Magnification

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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 49–53, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2016-0008, April 2016

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