Mandibular angle fracture following closed extraction of lower third molar: A case report and systematic review

Mandibular angle fracture following lower third molarextraction

  • Fatemeh Latifi Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mehrdad Dehghanpour barouj Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohammad Esmaeelinejad Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
  • Mahtab Kheirkhahi Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
Keywords: Third molar, Mandible, Mandibular fractures

Abstract

Objectives Mandibular third molar extraction is among the most commonly performed dental procedures. Fracture of the angle of mandible after third molar extraction is a rare complication of this procedure.

Case Herein, we report fracture of the right angle of mandible immediately after extraction of mandibular right third molar in a 38-year old healthy female patient, which was surgically managed. A review of the relevant literature is also presented. Thirty four cases of mandibular fracture following third molar extraction are reported in the literature. Most of these cases were removed surgically.

Conclusion Systematic review of papers showed that angulation of impacted third molar is one of the most related factors in following fractures of mandibular angle.

Published
2019-01-05
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