Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Mini ReviewVolume 5 Issue 6

Use of Hawley’s Appliance to Prevent Dead Space Formation After Minor Oral Surgery: A Novel Technique

Anmol Agarwal1*, Gaurav Mittal2, Payal Agarwal3, Santosh Kumhar4 and Neel Gupta5

11Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Principal, Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Consultant Dental Surgery, Department of Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Care, Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
5Post Graduate Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Anmol Agarwal, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: April 09, 2021; ; Published: : May 17, 2021

Citation: Anmol Agarwal., et al. “Use of Hawley’s Appliance to Prevent Dead Space Formation After Minor Oral Surgery: A Novel Technique". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.6 (2021): 47-49.

Abstract

Dead space, or a space remaining in the tissues due to improper closure of surgical wounds, permitting the accumulation of blood or serum underneath the tissues. Although seen commonly after general surgical procedures but is also commonly noticed after minor or major oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. For example, enucleation of a cyst, excision of the exophytic growths etc. All such procedures requires elevation of a full thickness mucoperiosteal flap leaving behind a large portion of unsupported tissue due to excision of lesion. Such flaps when sutured back tend to develop dead space beneath which in turn can get infected and lead to secondary morbidity.

Usually, dead space of accessible areas can be managed easily but management of dead space in areas with minimal accessibility in challenging for the surgeons. This paper brings on a simplest and customized technique in avoiding dead space creation and or its management after oral and maxillofacial surgical procedure.

 

Keywords: Dead Space; Hawley’s Appliance; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Bibliography

  1. J M Aho., et al. “Prevention of postoperative seromas with dead space obliteration”. International Journal of Surgery 29 (2016): 70-73.

Copyright: © 2021 Anmol Agarwal., 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.



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