Case series and technical report of nasal floor approach for mesiodens

J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2023 Aug 31;49(4):214-217. doi: 10.5125/jkaoms.2023.49.4.214.


OBJECTIVES: This case series aims to introduce the nasal floor approach for extracting inverted mesiodens.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a retrospective chart review between January 2022 and February 2023, we included the mesiodens patients using nasal floor approach, and analysis the location of mesiodens from the anterior nasal spine (ANS), total operation time, and complications.

RESULTS: Each mesiodens was located 10 to 12 mm from the ANS and was covered with a cortical layer of the nasal floor. All mesiodens were successfully extracted without exposing the adjacent incisors or nasopalatine nerve within 30 minutes from draping to postoperative dressing.

CONCLUSION: The nasal floor approach is an efficient extraction method that reduces bone removal and prevents anatomical damage while removing the mesiodens just below the nasal floor bone.

PMID:37641904 | DOI:10.5125/jkaoms.2023.49.4.214


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