Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

Displacement of a mandibular Third molar in the Pterygomandibular space - a case report

Meena M Vora, Punam N Nagargoje

ABSTRACT

Accidental displacement of an impacted lower third molar into the pterygomandibular space during extraction is a rare complication. The purpose of this article is to report the case of lower third molar displaced into the pterygomandibular space during an unsuccessful surgical intervention. A 24-year-old male patient presented with pain and trismus was referred to our clinic. The patient's history revealed that he had undergone an unsuccessful impacted third molar surgery. On radiological examination, panoramic radiograph showed that the tooth was displaced in the pterygomandibular space. Pain and trismus were controlled. Antibiotic and physiotherapy were started before the surgery and the displaced tooth was retrieved under general anaesthesia. The post-operative period was uneventful and the patient recovered without any sequel.

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