Oral Health Group

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June 2017

June 5, 2017 Feature OcclusionOral Surgery

Not All Occlusal Splints Are Created Equally

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

Splint therapy has become one of the most prevalent aspects of dentistry over the last number of years. Patients are presenting with multiple reasons for needing this type of dental intervention. From TMJ pain to severely wearing away the enamel

June 5, 2017 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Surgery

A Rare Complication of a Retrobulbar Hematoma Formation

by Julia Pompura, DDS, Dip. OMFS, FRCD(C); Omar Bin Suhaym, DDS; Osama Alghamdi, DDS, FRCD(C)

Following the Extraction of an Impacted Maxillary Wisdom Tooth The on-call team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was notified to assess and treat a complication of retrobulbar hemorrhage and hematoma following the extraction of a left impacted maxillary wisdom tooth.

June 5, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportMedical emergenciesOral Surgery

An Unusual Penetrating Injury of the Cheek

by Bruce R. Pynn, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

Foreign bodies in the cheek, face or oral cavity may be the result of traumatic injuries, self-inflicted or iatrogenic dental or surgical procedures. Penetrating pencil and pen injuries have been reported in the literature, most commonly in children, with the

June 5, 2017 Feature Medical emergenciesOral Surgery

Surgical Misadventures: The Broken Needle

by Archie Morrison, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C)

The retrieval of a broken dental needle demands a detailed knowledge of the relevant anatomy and the application of a meticulous surgical technique. These factors are emphasized in the following article. Case Report Our oral surgery office received a phone

June 5, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportOral SurgeryRoot Canal

Subcutaneous Emphysema Secondary to Root Canal Treatment: A Case Report

by Maxime Azaïs, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Subcutaneous emphysema (SCE) is the abnormal presence of air forced into subcutaneous tissues. Although a rare complication, it has been reported numerous times over the years and has been associated with dental treatment since the early 20th century. While there

June 5, 2017 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Surgery

Oral Injury as a Source of Tetanus Inoculation

by Brad Fisher, BMedSc, DDS; Ben Davis, DDS, Dip. OMFS & Anesthesia, FRCD(C)

Abstract Tetanus is a serious, life threatening infection caused by the bacterium, Clostridium tetani. Due to almost widespread vaccination against tetanus toxoid the incidence in the developed world is extremely low. Vaccination in childhood does not result in lifelong immunity

June 5, 2017 Feature Dental CareOral SurgeryTooth decay

Teeth Displaced: Teeth at the Time of Surgery

by Lachlan McLean BSc, DMD; Jeffery Soparlo BSc, DDS; and Jerrold Armstrong, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract Inadvertent displacement of teeth or fragments of teeth beyond the tooth socket during extraction is an uncommon occurrence. In this paper, we present two cases of displacement of impacted third molars, one maxillary and one mandibular. We outline our

June 5, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportOral SurgeryRadiology

Radiofrequency Ablation for Management of Mental Nerve Neuropathy

by Dr. Foad Elahi and Dr. Robert Green

Often referred to as “numb chin syndrome”, mental nerve neuropathy is a sensory neuropathy characterized by an altered sensory perception along the distribution of the mental nerve. Patients may present with anesthesia, paresthesia, dysesthesia, neuropathic pain or a combination of

June 5, 2017 Feature Oral SurgeryViewpoint

CAOMS, An Acronym: What’s In It?

by Dr. Pierre Eric Landry

It behooves me to talk about CAOMS as a recently appointed executive director to the organization. Let me first mention I’ll be as excited as uncomfortable trying to walk in shoes quite larger in size than my small footprint. So

June 5, 2017 Feature Dental TeamOral SurgeryPractice management

At the Root: The Curious Case of the Cranky Comrade

by Ankur A. Gupta, DDS

Middle age, for me, has produced all kinds of wonderful little miracles – like hair growing out of my ear, and a sporadic weird eye twitch. These, although not exactly pleasing, have been expected. One thing that I hadn’t expected

June 5, 2017 Feature EditorialOral Surgery

Editorial: Complications & Communication

by Bruce R. Pynn, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

As I gathered the submissions to this month’s Oral Surgery issue, I could not help but notice that most of the papers submitted dealt with complications following extractions or a related procedure. I did a search of the world literature