Document Type : Case Report

Authors

1 Postgraduate, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Faculty, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.

2 Dental Faculty, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.

3 Dept. of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dental Faculty, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.

4 Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Faculty, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Abstract

The extraction of retained and completely impacted third molars is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by dental practitioner’s with low rates of complications. The accidental displacement during the surgeries of the maxillary one into adjacent anatomical spaces is one of the most critical problems that can arise. The most common sites of migration during surgical interventions is the infratemporal fossa, the pterygomandibular space, the maxillary sinus, the buccal space, or the lateral pharyngeal space. In this paper, two cases of a maxillary third molar accidentally displaced into the buccal space are presented, and the retrieval of the tooth via intra-oral approach is explained and discusses the anatomical spaces implications.

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