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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-110

Displacement of lower third molar to Submandibular fossa during extraction

1 Department of Dental Surgical Sciences, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
2 Department of Basic Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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Mohamed Said Hamed
College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman
United Arab Emirates
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-6360.197769

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Complications during the procedure of extraction can be immediate or postoperative. Some of the immediate complications are fracture of the tooth, fracture of alveolar plate, fracture of mandible, loss of tooth or root into either pharynx or soft tissues, damage to nerves or vessels, soft tissue damage, involvement of maxillary antrum, dislocation of temporomandibular joint, etc., whereas hemorrhage, dry socket, osteomyelitis, swelling, pain, ecchymosis, trismus, prolonged anesthesia, and infective endocarditis are the various postoperative complications of extraction. This report discusses a case of displaced mandibular third molar into submandibular space while attempting extraction of the same.

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