Sublingual hematoma formation during immediate placement of mandibular endosseous implants.

@article{Isaacson2004SublingualHF,
  title={Sublingual hematoma formation during immediate placement of mandibular endosseous implants.},
  author={Timothy J Isaacson},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={
          168-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sublingual hematoma during placement of mandibular endosseous dental implants is a rare, but potentially life-threatening, complication. The development of a sublingual hematoma during a dental procedure may result in the need for acute airway management, including intubation or even emergent tracheostomy. Dental implants are becoming a well-accepted treatment, and thousands of implants are placed every year by general practitioners and specialists, with few adverse sequelae… CONTINUE READING
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