Oral Surgery 101: Basics in Oral Surgery, Lecture #2
About this section
Lecture #2 addresses A.) Surgical Removal of Impacted Third Molars, Part I. This section discusses the strategies of approaching the removal of third molars to reduce risk and stress and improve the patient outcome “before” having the patient seated. Routines are discussed that include instrumentation, anesthetics, medications, access to the surgical field, and post-op instructions. There is a discussion of what to look for when removing a third molar: what differentiates an easier extraction from a more difficult one.
B). Risks of Surgery vs. Observation. This section describes, in detail, instruments that are fundamental when removing third molars and reviews when third molars should be removed and the optimum time for doing so.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: After completing this lecture the participant should be able to:
Understand which dental instruments will be needed for third molar removal.
Utilize strategies for removal of third molars to reduce risk, stress and improve patient outcome.
Implement procedures to determine how to differentiate an easier extraction from a more difficult one.