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Author

Boaz Arzi

Executive Editor

Amy Kapatkin

General Editor

Frank Verstraete

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Intraoral approach to the mandible

1. Indications

The intraoral approach is used for placement of interdental wire with composite, soft tissue debridement, removal of devitalized fracture fragments and closure of oral tissues.

Intraoral approach can be performed in ventral or dorsal recumbency.

Internal fixation and intraosseous wires should not be placed with intraoral approach.

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2. Intraoral approach example

Right mandibular fracture and sequestrum formation in a dog.

complications with mandible fractures

Intraoral approach for soft tissue debridement and removal of a sequestrum.

complications with mandible fractures

Soft tissue closure using the intraoral approach.

complications with mandible fractures