Lower Impacted Third Molar Surgery - Small Things, Big Improvements
Lower, impacted third molar surgery (ITMS) is a common procedure in oral & maxillofacial surgery around the world. By its nature, it often results in pain, swelling, trismus, bleeding, nerve dysfunction and postoperative infection. The author presents clinical study on 18 patients where ITMS were performed. Modified incision as a minimally invasive approach to lower impacted third molars jointly with suitable preoperative and surgical management significantly reduce postoperative symptoms usually accompanied with this type of surgery.