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Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

May 2004
Volume 35 , Issue 5

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Accidental displacement of impacted maxillary and mandibular third molars

Ercan Durmus, DDS, PhD/Dogam Dolanmaz, DDS, PhD/Hasan Kucukkolbsi, DDS, PhD/Necip Mutlu, DDs, PhD

Pages: 375-377
PMID: 15130077

Displacement of impacted third molars is frequently mentioned in oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks, but rarely reported. However, should this complication arise in general practice, the clinician should not embark on potentially complicated and hazardous surgical procedures to retrieve the displaced tooth. Administration of prophylactic broad spectrum antibiotics and urgent referral to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is recommended.

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