Title: Comparison of incidence of maxillary tuberosity fracture during third molar extraction using warwick james elevator and cryer’s elevator. A split mouth study

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Dr. Alladi Sneha, Prof Dr. Hemavathy O . R Muralidoss, Dr . Pradeep Dhasarathan

Abstract

AIM : The aim of our study is to discover the incidence of tuberosity fracture in Maxillary third molar exodontia using Warwick James and Cryer’s elevator.


INTRODUCTION :


Maxillary third molars exodontia are unchallenging due to their prevailing fusion of roots, aiding ease of removal of the same . Despite the fact that maxillary third molar exodontia are unchallenging , the frequently encountered complication of the same is Maxillary tuberosity fracture , which is believed to have a considerable influence on the patient outcome


MATERIALS AND METHODS :


This randomised split - mouth study was conducted by the department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery , Saveetha Dental College , Chennai. The study’s pool of participants consists of 30 patients. 30 patients were segregated to Group A and Group B. Group A had patients undergoing right maxillary third molar exodontia using Warwick James elevator . Group B had patients undergoing left maxillary third molar exodontia using Cryer’s elevator. All extractions were performed by one surgeon and one person was assigned to collect the data.

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