Daniel Briones Sindermann*, Gonzalo, Arenas Encalada and Carlos Ulloa Luchsinger
Department Oral And Maxilofacial Surgery, Universidad de los Andes, Chile
*Corresponding Author: Daniel Briones Sindermann, Department Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery, Universidad de los Andes, Chile.
Received: January 10, 2020; Published: March 04, 2020
Purpose: To outline a technique for the extraction of mesiodens through the nasal cavities and discuss its advantages and disadvantages, as well as specific recommendations and possible complications.
Patients and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in which clinical records from March - December 2015 were screened for patients diagnosed with mesiodens. Patients were excluded if they presented disorders associated with increased prevalence of supernumerary teeth. To effectively compare the different treatment approaches used, a variety of data was collected with special emphasis on complications.
Results: Nine patients (four male, five female; average age 10.4 ± 1.7 years) fulfilled the described inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data analysis revealed that there were no intra-operative complications, nor were complications reported upon follow-up for any of the utilised (classical and vestibular-nasal) approaches.
Conclusion: When applied under the correct circumstances, the here presented nasal approach technique improves various aspects for mesiodens extraction, including better visibility and facilitates the technique.
Keywords: Mesiodens; Vestibular-Nasal Approach; Surgical Extraction
Citation: Daniel Briones Sindermann., et al. "Surgical Extraction of Mesiodens Using A Vestibular-Nasal Approach; A Case Series and A Discussion of the Technique - Clinical Case Report”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.4 (2020): 09-13.
Copyright: © 2020 Daniel Briones Sindermann., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.