Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

Elshan Bargahi

Department of Dental Surgery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

  • Case Report   
    Subcutaneous Emphysema Development Following Molar Surgery
    Author(s): Elshan Bargahi*

    Surgery to remove third molar teeth is one of the most common surgeries in the field of oral surgery. Subcutaneous emphysema is an uncommon clinical complication caused by high-pressure injection of air into loose connective tissue beneath the skin layer, mainly as a result of the use of a high-speed handpiece that fragments the tooth during surgery. Subcutaneous emphysema is observed mainly in the third and fifth decades of life and at the surgical site of mandibular wisdom tooth extraction. Emphysema can spread to deep spaces such as infratemporal, trigomandibular, mestric, lateral or back pharyngeal or mediastinum. In this article, subcutaneous emphysema caused during third molar extraction using an Air-driven handpiece in a 28-year-old woman is presented and investigated. Also, how to manage the patient is described and issues related to the diagnosis and prev.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/0976-156X.22.14.234

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