Dentoalveolar fracture: A complication of extraction of uppe
The present case has been published in the journal Clinical Case Reports. The current trend of managing maxillary tuberosity fractures is traumatic and results in the loss of bone and teeth. Treatment options that chose to retain the fractured segments and teeth have been perceived to be unfavorable. This case report shows that maxillary tuberosity fractures can be treated conservatively.

A 25‐year‐old male was referred from a primary care facility for the management of dentoalveolar fracture involving the left maxillary tuberosity during attempted extraction of maxillary left first molar. He had no known medical problems and no known allergies.

Upon examination, he presented with facial asymmetry with swelling occurring on his left face. The swelling was diffuse and slightly tender to palpation, involving the entire left buccal region from zygomatic arch to the border of the mandible. There was no limitation of mouth opening and no deviation of the mandible upon opening and closing of the mouth.

Intraorally, there was a mobile fracture segment seen on his left maxilla involving the left maxillary first, second, third molar and maxillary tuberosity. The segment was extremely mobile and extruded preventing full occlusion of his teeth. The maxillary left second premolar was firm.

The maxillary left first molar had a large occlusal caries which extends subgingivally and was reported to be tender to percussion prior to the attempted extraction. There was a small laceration wound on the buccal gingiva adjacent to the upper left first molar measuring about 6 mm.

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