Surgical Tip of the Week #18

Surgical Tip of the Week #18 Seven Steps For Predictable Removal Of Mandibular Third Molar Impactions Step 6 – Close. Primary closure of lower third molar surgical sites is controversial. Several studies have found pain and swelling were less severe with secondary...

Surgical Tip of the Week #17

Surgical Tip of the Week #17 Seven Steps For Predictable Removal Of Mandibular Third Molar Impactions Step 6 – Debride and irrigate. Surgical sites must be thoroughly cleansed following the removal of third molars. The socket is gently irrigated, suctioned, and...

Surgical Tip of the Week #16

Surgical Tip of the Week #16 Seven Steps For Predictable Removal Of Mandibular Third Molar Impactions Step 5 – Remove. The 301 and 46R elevators are commonly used for delivery. A Hu-Friedy EL3CSM luxating elevator is helpful when used on the straight buccal of...

Surgical Tip of the Week #15

Surgical Tip of the Week #15 Seven Steps For Predictable Removal Of Mandibular Third Molar Impactions Step 4 – Split. An ideal section stops short of the lingual plate and inferior alveolar canal. The tooth is then “split” into separate segments. The split is usually...

Surgical Tip of the Week #14

Surgical Tip of the Week #14 Seven Steps For Predictable Removal Of Mandibular Third Molar Impactions Step 3 – Section. Sectioning of mandibular third molars, like troughing, creates space and is best accomplished with the 1703L bur. The section should attempt to...

Surgical Tip of the Week #13

Surgical Tip of the Week #13 Seven Steps For Predictable Removal Of Mandibular Third Molar Impactions Step 2 – Trough. The trough (gutter, moat) allows for the placement of elevators and mobilization of the tooth. The ideal trough follows the course of the IAN; it is...

Surgical Tip of the Week #12

Surgical Tip of the Week #12 Seven Steps For Predictable Removal Of Mandibular Third Molar Impactions Step 1 – Flap. Many flap designs will work. The two most popular flaps for impacted third molars are the triangular and envelope. Western Surgical and Sedation...