INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.8, no.7, pp.547-553, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
third molar extraction, complication, iatrogenic fracture, mandible, SURGERY, COMPLICATIONS, PATTERN
Istanbul University Affiliated:
Third molar extraction is one of the most common procedures performed in oral and maxillofacial surgery units. It is sometimes accompanied by complications such as alveolar osteitis, secondary infection, hemorrhage, dysesthesia and, most severely, iatrogenic fracture. This article describes two mandibular angle fractures that occurred in two patients during the surgical extraction of one erupted and one unerupted third molar, including a brief review of the literature.