Accidental displacement of impacted maxillary and mandibular third molars

Durmus E., Dolanmaz D., Kucukkolbsi H., Mutlu N.

QUINTESSENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.35, no.5, pp.375-377, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-377
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Displacement of impacted third molars is frequently mentioned in oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks, but rarely reported. However, should this complication arise in general practice, the clinician should not embark on potentially complicated and hazardous surgical procedures to retrieve the displaced tooth. Administration of prophylactic broad spectrum antibiotics and urgent referral to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is recommended.