Surgical Tip of the Week #4

How To Avoid IAN Injury - Perforation

A quality panoramic x-ray is sufficient when assessing possible IAN injury while removing third molars. Nine panoramic radiographic markers can reliably predict IAN injury. A CT is recommended when injury is likely.

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PERFORATION

In rare cases, the developing third molar root completely encircles the inferior alveolar canal. This is seen on the radiograph as a narrowing, radiolucent band where the canal crosses over the third molar root. The top and bottom white lines are visible on the radiograph.

Perforation

Surgical Tip of the Week #9 How To Avoid IAN Injury – Deflection of Root

A quality panoramic x-ray is sufficient when assessing possible IAN injury while removing third molars. Nine panoramic radiographic markers can reliably predict IAN injury. ACT is recommended when injury is likely.DEFLECTION OF ROOT The final radiographic sign for...

Surgical Tip of the Week #8 How to Avoid IAN Injury – Deflection of Canal

A quality panoramic x-ray is sufficient when assessing possible IAN injury while removing third molars. Nine panoramic radiographic markers can reliably predict IAN injury. ACT is recommended when injury is likely.DEFLECTION OF CANAL  Deflection of the IAN canal is a...

Surgical Tip of the Week #6: How To Avoid IAN Injury – Narrowing of Root

A quality panoramic x-ray is sufficient when assessing possible IAN injury while removing third molars. Nine panoramic radiographic markers can reliably predict IAN injury. A CT is recommended when injury is likely.NARROWING OF ROOT  Narrowing of the root is a useful...

Surgical Tip of the Week #7: How To Avoid IAN Injury – Dark Root Apex

A quality panoramic x-ray is sufficient when assessing possible IAN injury while removing third molars. Nine panoramic radiographic markers can reliably predict IAN injury. ACT is recommended when injury is likely.DARK ROOT APEX This marker is similar to notching. A...