Impacted canine extraction by ridge expansion using air scaler surgical instruments: a case report.

@article{Agabiti2014ImpactedCE,
  title={Impacted canine extraction by ridge expansion using air scaler surgical instruments: a case report.},
  author={Ivo Agabiti and Fabio Bernardello and Myron Nevins and Hom-Lay Wang},
  journal={The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={681-7}
}
The presence of an impacted tooth interferes with ideal implant placement. In such cases, atraumatic extraction is recommended in order to avoid difficult and complex bone regeneration procedures. In the present case report, a novel surgical approach to extract a horizontally impacted canine using an edentulous ridge expansion (ERE) technique and air scaler surgical devices is described. A 74-year-old female patient had a maxillary left horizontally impacted canine. The tooth was extracted… CONTINUE READING

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