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How do I treat a mandible fracture during extraction?

This Urgent Care Scenario (USC) is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Henry Lapointe. It is also available on the Oasis Help system

Dr. Henry Lapointe is Chair of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario

A mandible fracture is a sudden, intra-operative fracture of mandibular bone.


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  1. kihan n safavi October 10, 2014

    I have been proceeding to remove the 38 horizontal positioned and after removal, I noticed the movement of mandible and malocclusion of the teeth. In x-ray, separation of lower part of mandible in ramos area was obvious, so I immediately closed the wound with suture and repositioned the teeth arrangement. Then, for inter maxillary fixation, I used wire and composite and I advised the patient to follow a soft diet and to return to my clinic after 3 days for check up. Ice pack for 1 day and warm compress after 48 hours
    Have I done it right? Will that be ok?


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