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Recognition and Management of Complications in Third Molar Surgery

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Complications in wisdom tooth extractions can be minimized by careful preoperative assessment, adept surgical technique, and timely recognition of any adverse events.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss how preoperative assessment and planning can help minimize adverse events associated with third molar procedures.
  2. List common complications that may arise during third molar extractions.
  3. Describe clinical techniques that can help minimize adverse events.
  4. Explain the management of complications related to these surgeries.

This course was issued in the July 2018 issue and expires 7/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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