Bone Flap Technique for Impacted Teeth Extraction and Bone Cysts Removal

Gianmarco Saponaro, Sandro Pelo, Paolo De Angelis, Mario Forcione, Giuseppe D'Amato, Alessandro Moro

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The treatment of cystic lesions and the extraction of impacted third molars are 2 of the most common procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The surgical treatment of cysts of the jaws can consist of a cystectomy, a cystotomy, or a staged combination of the 2 procedures. The surgical techniques developed for the extraction of impacted third molars are: coronectomy, orthodontic extraction, and surgery using intraoral or extraoral methods. There are various complications related to both surgical treatments. With regards to these complications, authors' department has developed a new surgical technique based on a previously described technique, which provides better support to the mucoperiosteal flap and improves bone regeneration after healing. Additionally, authors' goal was to reduce the risk of nerve injury, which has been achieved thanks to a direct visualization of the inferior alveolar nerve as well as cystic lesion or the dental element. The surgical procedure described produces major advantages over the traditional alternatives, despite needing a longer operation. This technique is particularly useful in the treatment of cystic lesions that have caused considerable bone loss. It can also be utilized for cysts or impacted dental elements strictly linked to the inferior alveolar nerve.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1084-1086
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Bone cyst
  • Cystectomy


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