The presence of mandibular third molars during sagittal split osteotomies does not increase the risk of complications.

@article{Doucet2012ThePO,
  title={The presence of mandibular third molars during sagittal split osteotomies does not increase the risk of complications.},
  author={Jean-Charles Doucet and Archibald D Morrison and Benjamin R. Davis and Curtis E Gregoire and Reginald H B Goodday and David S. Precious},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={1935-43}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate prospectively the effects of the presence or absence of third molars during sagittal split osteotomies (SSOs) on the frequency of unfavorable fractures, degree of entrapment and manipulation of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN), and procedural time. MATERIALS AND METHODS The investigators designed and implemented a prospective cohort study and enrolled a sample composed of patients who underwent SSOs to correct mandibular deformities. The… CONTINUE READING

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