Coronectomy in Patients With High Risk of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Injury Diagnosed by Computed Tomography

Cilasun U., Yildirim T., Guzeldemir E., Pektas Z. O.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.69, no.6, pp.1557-1561, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Previous studies have suggested coronectomy as an alternative procedure to decrease the risk of inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) injury when there are high-risk findings observed on panoramic radiographs. However, the exact relation between the inferior alveolar canal and the roots is not obvious on 2-dimensional imaging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the success of coronectomy by comparing it with conventional extraction for the treatment of the patients who had clear IAN injury risks that were determined on 3 dimensions by computed tomography.