Skip to content

Severe tooth loss after root damage caused by predrilled intermaxillary fixation screw: a case report

Abstract Intermaxillary fixation (IMF) with screws is routinely used as a conservative therapy or to obtain normal occlusion during the surgical procedure of open reduction and internal fixation for treating mandibular fractures. The risk of iatrogenic dental damage caused by interdental drilling is widely known. Several side effects are described, including loss of response to pulp sensibility testing, root fracture, and, loss of the tooth. This is a case report about a young man who had undergone temporary IMF treatment with a single proven root damage. The patient did not appear for follow?up but he presented 5 years afterward with local purulent osteomyelitis concerning the affected and the adjacent teeth. Osteotomy and extraction of two premolars and one molar were necessary for reh…

MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.

MedWorm: Dentistry

Posted in Dental News.

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , .