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Mandibular Fractures

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Management Options

Surgical Treatment

Teeth in the Fracture Line

  • Indications for extraction:
    • Inference with adequate fracture reduction 
    • Fractured tooth roots
    • Luxated from socket
    • Advanced dental caries with risk for abscess formation 
    • Advanced periodontal disease with mobility 
    • Existing disease within the tooth
      • Cysts
      • Percoronitis
      • Infection 
  • Complications 
    • Increased risk of inferior alveolar nerve injury
    • Increased risk of malocclusion