Timuçin BAYKUL

Prof.Dr. Timuçin Baykul was born in Ankara in 1970.  After graduating from TED Ankara College, he continued his education at Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry. He graduated from the faculty in 1993 and had PhD degree in department of oral and maxillofacial surgery with his study titled ‘The Value of Aspiration Cytology in Cystic  Lesions of The Maxillofacial Region’  in 1998. Dr. Baykul started to work as an associated professor at Süleymen Demirel Üniversity faculty of Dentistry in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1999 and assigned as a professor in 2010. He was inducted as the dean of faculty in june 2015 and he is still continuing as the dean. Dr. Baykul was elected as the president of AÇBİD (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society) in June 2017 and still continuing as the president. and many international and national published articles and he has made numerous international and national presantations about oral and maxillofacial surgery. He was involved in numerous scientific research projects founded by various instituons as a coordinator and researcher, and has over 250 national/international papers, reports, presentations and conferences. He serves as advisory board member and member of  the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Professional interests focused on dentofacial deformities, cleft lip and palate, maxillofacial traumatology, TMJ disorders and surgery, orthognatic surgery, and dental implantology. Dr. Baykul is married and has two daughters.


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.