Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Jul 20. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Electronic address:
Our aim was to describe our experience of retrieval of accidental displacements of upper and lower molars into neighbouring anatomical spaces. Thirteen patients were evaluated retrospectively in terms of age, sex, affected side, jaw (mandible or maxilla), surgeon's experience, whether the extracted teeth had erupted, which portion of the tooth or teeth was displaced, the anatomical space into which the fragment was displaced, postoperative complaints, timing of the retrieval, type of anaesthesia, and surgical approach. There were no significant differences in sex, affected side, which part of the tooth was displaced, whether the extracted teeth had erupted, type of anaesthesia, or timing of retrieval. Read More