Dental pulp necrosis as a rare complication of reduction malarplasty.

  title={Dental pulp necrosis as a rare complication of reduction malarplasty.},
  author={Jae Ha Hwang and Eui Sik Kim and Kwang Seog Kim},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={18 4},
Reduction malarplasty through the intraoral or the combined approach using intraoral and preauricular incisions is widely performed as an aesthetic surgical procedure in northeast Asia. The authors recently examined a patient who underwent this type of surgery and presented with discoloration of both upper canine teeth that was diagnosed as pulp necrosis. This case suggests the possibility that pulp necrosis occurs as a result of vibration and heat energy transmitted from a rotating bur to the… CONTINUE READING


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