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Maxillofacial and dental surgery 

Maxillofacial and dental surgery
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Maxillofacial and dental surgery
Author(s):

Keith G. Allman

, Iain H. Wilson

, and Aidan O’Donnell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199584048.003.0026
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date: 18 September 2019

Babinder Sandhar

Oral/maxillofacial surgery 668

Extraction of impacted/buried teeth 670

Maxillary/mandibular osteotomy 672

Fractures of the zygomatic complex 674

Mandibular fractures 675

Anaesthesia for dentistry 676

Simple dental extractions 677

Sedation for dentistry 678

Anaesthesia for intraoral/maxillofacial procedures requires management of a shared airway and potentially difficult intubation. Nasal intubation is frequently used to improve access to the mouth. At the preoperative visit check nostril patency and ask about epistaxis and the use of anticoagulants. Discuss choice of airway with surgeon....

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