Coronectomy – a safe option for deeply impacted mandibular third molars?

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This review of coronectomy for management of impacted mandibular third molars included 14 studies suggesting that it is safe and reliable with a low failure rate (7%).

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Coronectomy or total removal of third molars which approach give better outcomes

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One of the complications of the removal of lower third molars ( wisdom teeth) is inferior alveolar nerve injury (IANI) .  This has resulted in the use of a new extraction procedure coronectomy (partial odontectomy or root retention) a technique whereby the crown of a tooth is removed but parts of the roots are untouched.  [read the full story…]