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A Sectioning Technique for Extraction of Impacted Third Molar by Using a Straight Handpiece and Carbide Bur: Case Report

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Extraction of the lower third molar is one of the most common procedures performed in oral surgery. In general, impacted tooth extraction involves sectioning the tooth’s crown and roots. In order to divide the impacted tooth so that it can be extracted, high-speed air turbine drills are frequently used. However, complications related to air turbine drills may occur. In this report, we propose an alternative tooth sectioning method that obviates the need for air turbine drill use by using a low-speed straight handpiece and carbide bur. A 21-year-old female patient presented to the institute’s dental hospital complaining of symptoms localized to the left lower third molar tooth that were suggestive of impaction. After physical examination, tooth extraction of the impacted left lower third molar was proposed and the patient consented to the procedure. The crown was divided using a conventional straight low-speed handpiece and carbide bur. This carbide bur can easily cut through the enamel of crown. On post-operative day number five, suture was removed and the wound was extremely clear. This technique could minimise intra-operative time and reduce the morbidity associated with air turbine drill assisted lower third molar extraction.

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Miyamoto, I. , Kaneuji, T. , Shinya, K. , Tsurushima, H. and Yoshioka, I. (2015) A Sectioning Technique for Extraction of Impacted Third Molar by Using a Straight Handpiece and Carbide Bur: Case Report. Open Journal of Stomatology, 5, 287-292. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2015.512035.

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