The Coronectomy is a popular approach
used in surgical removal of an impacted wisdom teeth
which is in close proximity to the Inferior alveolar canal.
Over the years many surgeons performed this technique
to remove mandibular third molars which is in proximity
to the IAN canal. The first published description of
coronectomy was by Ecuyer and Debien in 1984.The aim
of the study was to observe and assess the surgical
outcome of coronectomy.Thus this study aims in assessing
the prognosis of coronectomy and to evaluate the
effectiveness of coronectomy in protecting IAN, to
estimate the incidence of injury, to assess the intensity of
pain, to ascertain possible post-opeartive complications
and the long term behavior of retained roots.
Materials and Method: In the present study we included
8 healthy individuals with consent in the age group of 18
to 35 years who were indicated to undergo coronectomy
for lower third molars which is nearer to the Inferior
alveolar nerve canal under local anaesthesia at
department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Coorg
Institute of dental sciences.
Results & Conclusion: After statistical analysis the result
revealed that coronectomy could minimize the injury to
Inferior alveolar nerve.Coronectomy seems to be a good
option than conventional method when tooth is adjacent
to the Inferior alveolar nerve canal.
Keywords : Coronectomy. Nerve damage.