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To retrieve or not to retrieve the coronectomy root - The clinical dilemma

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-376
Number of pages7
JournalDental Update
Issue number5
PublishedJun 2013

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Coronectomy of mandibular third molars is a well established technique that is going through a resurgence as it seems to reduce the risk of inferior dental nerve (IDN) injury. The reservation with the technique arises because of fear that the retained root will become infected and symptomatic over time. General dental practitioners will be responsible for the long-term review and care of these patients and, consequently, it is important that they are aware of the technique and its sequelae.

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