It is not uncommon to need to remove multiple adjacent teeth in a patient. Traditional surgical technique emphasizes trimming of the marginal gingiva, including the interdental papillae in order to facilitate primary closure of tissue over the surgical site. This technique has been around long before tooth replacement with dental implants was the standard of…
This video shows an alternate, minimally-invasive technique for ridge preservation grafting following the atraumatic removal of a mandibular premolar, which was completely subgingival. Use of Proximators is demonstrated and the grafting technique is introduced. Duration – 10:21
Orthodontists frequently refer patients for removal of 4 erupted premolar teeth to alleviate dental crowding. Proper surgical technique is necessary to prevent root fractures and alveolar plate injuries that would hamper the orthodontic treatment. This topic is discussed in this video. Run Time – 7:23.
This video presents the surgical removal of a straightforward mandibular third molar tooth. The classification, strategy and procedure is explained. This is an example of a good case for a dentist who is starting to incorporate surgery into their practice. Duration- 5:13.
The technique of sectioning a mandibular molar in a 76 year old man, with a surgical handpiece is shown in this video. The roots are mobilized with an East-West elevator. Duration 7:00.
The roots of maxillary posterior teeth are frequently close to the maxillary sinus floor. Small perforations into the sinus can occur with extractions, especially when periapical pathology is present. Managing this properly will minimize the risk of a chronic oral-antral fistula developing. This video discusses such a case and how to manage a small perforation.…
Even when it is not in the Esthetic Zone, atraumatic extraction technique is critical when the extracted tooth will be replaced with an implant. This video shows a technique to remove an endodontically-treated mandibular premolar, followed by immediate implant placement. Duration – 12:30
This video is not coupled with continuing education credits. This video shows how a mandibular molar may be split, to facilitate its removal, using the cowhorn forceps. Duration- 3:33.
This video shows the removal of a full bony horizontal impaction of tooth #32. The initial split was not successful. Re-evaluation of the root anatomy led to a favorable outcome. Run Time- 8:25.
Erupted 3rd molars in adults can be very challenging. This video discusses the removal of an ankylosed erupted mandibular 3rd molar in an adult male. Duration 7:11
A new design of exodontia instruments has been introduced that modifies the surgical procedure to minimize trauma to the extraction site. These instruments are demonstrated, and typical cases are illustrated. Run Time 15:00
Osteonecrosis of the jaws is a significant complication of the the use of bisphosphonate drugs. Dental extractions should be avoided in patients who have been on the IV preparations Aredia and Zometa. This video shows a technique to submerge non-restorable teeth in these patients, that would otherwise be extracted. Duration: 18:36.