Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(7):547-553. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.547 This issue
1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, 34093, Turkey
2. Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, 34093, Turkey
Third molar extraction is one of the most common procedures performed in oral and maxillofacial surgery units. It is sometimes accompanied by complications such as alveolar osteitis, secondary infection, hemorrhage, dysesthesia and, most severely, iatrogenic fracture. This article describes two mandibular angle fractures that occurred in two patients during the surgical extraction of one erupted and one unerupted third molar, including a brief review of the literature.
Keywords: third molar extraction, complication, iatrogenic fracture, mandible