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.

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DEFLECTION OF CANAL

 Deflection of the IAN canal is a red flag radiographic marker.  Since the tooth roots develop after the canal, the developing root can push on the canal causing deflection of the canal. This may indicate intimate contact of the third molar root with the IAN canal.

Deflection of Canal

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...