Dr. Doğan Dolanmaz graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry and completed oral and maxillofacial Surgery program in the same University. In 1999, Dr. Doğan Dolanmaz started to work as an assistant professor in Selcuk University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He recieved associate professor degree in 2004 and professor degree in 2009 in the same university. He currently serves in Selçuk University, Faculty of Dentistry in Konya. He has more than 80 scientific article published in national and international jounals. He has also numerous presentation. He is the executive board member of “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society (ACBID)” and member of “International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons” and “ITI”.

Removal of Wisdom Teeth. Pitfalls and Management of Complications

Wisdom tooth removal is considered as one of the most performed surgery in dental practice. They can be found either asymptomatic or symptomatic as erupted, partially erupted/impacted, and impacted in the jaws. Lower third molars may cause periodontal problems in the adjacent molars, and lead to cavities, resorptions, pericoronitis, cysts and tumors or atypical facial pain in individuals. No consensus has been established on the removal of asymptomatic third molars so far. However it is widely considered that prophylactic removal in the early stages of life may increase the potential of complications as well as the postoperative morbidity.

A number of factors may affect the difficulty of the third molar extraction as the level of the impaction is one of the main factors. Deeper the third molar tooth lays, harder to approach the operation area makes a more difficult operation on the parallel. The complication rates get higher when the difficulty increases. Thorough examination with a proper radiological evaluation may reduce the risk of complications and medico-legal challenges. This presentation will discuss the evaluation of the difficulty of the operation, pitfalls, precautions and management of complications during and after third molar surgery.