Dr. Ahmed El-Sharkawy & Dr. Tadros Ramsis
Despite the major advances in conservative dentistry, dental extraction is inevitable in some cases, as in advanced periodontitis, non-restorable remaining roots, impactions, and orthodontic needs.
Complications of traditional extraction techniques are well know, like pain, swelling, dry socket, bone or root fracture, root displacement, and bone loss during and after extraction.
A lot of techniques were introduced trying to decrease these complications, such as periotomes, piezotome, LASER, using endo H-file, physics forceps and easy extract system.
In this lecture, we are going to review these techniques, their merits and demerits, and tips and tricks for conservative extraction. In addition to that, we are going to introduce of a new technique “The Key”, and the results of a pilot study made to evaluate this technique.