Preoperative computed tomography imaging in the management of impacted mandibular third molars.

@article{Susarla2007PreoperativeCT,
  title={Preoperative computed tomography imaging in the management of impacted mandibular third molars.},
  author={Srinivas M Susarla and Thomas Benton Dodson},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          83-8
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the role of preoperative computed tomography (CT) imaging of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) for patients at increased risk for nerve injury during mandibular third molar (M3) extraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS To address the research purpose, the investigators enrolled a sample composed of subjects who presented for mandibular M3 extraction and had panoramic radiographic signs interpreted as being associated with an increased risk for… CONTINUE READING
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