Inferior Alveolar Nerve Injury Caused by Coronectomy or Conventional Method in Third Molar Extractions

  • Fouzia Aslam Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad;
Keywords: Coronectomy,, Inferior alveolar nerve, Molar extraction

Abstract

To compare the frequency of injury to the inferior alveolar nerve as a result of coronectomy and removal of mandibular third molars having nerve approximation.
Methods: In this comparative study 110 patients with inferior alveolar nerve approximation were selected and randomly allocated into Group-A and Group-B. Group-A patients underwent coronectomy and Group-B patients underwent traditional removal. Inferior alveolar nerve damage was assessed one week post operatively, then further assessed after 01, 03 and 06 months.
Results: Out of total 110 patients included in the study, 9 (8.2%) patients were having nerve damage. In traditional removal group, 9 (16.4%) patients were found to have nerve damage. Seven patients with nerve injury recovered within 06 months whereas 2 patients had permanent nerve damage. In coronectomy group none of the patients had nerve damage.
Conclusion: Coronectomy is an effective procedure in significantly reducing the incidence of inferior alveolar nerve injury when compared with traditional removal of wisdom teeth.

Published
2017-06-30
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Aslam F. Inferior Alveolar Nerve Injury Caused by Coronectomy or Conventional Method in Third Molar Extractions. JRMC [Internet]. 30Jun.2017 [cited 9May2021];21(2):122-6. Available from: https://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/74
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