Coronectomy is a technique that reduces morbidity of the nerve after operation on high-risk mandibular third molars. This two-part paper aims to give an overview of the technique and a description of common problems that can be encountered during and after operation. In this paper we discuss the technique as an overview and then each type of impaction more specifically. We also explore common problems encountered during the procedure and their subsequent management.
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Published online: January 30, 2012
Accepted: January 4, 2012
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