CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR REMOVAL
OF IMPACTED TEETH
All impacted teeth should be removed unless specific contraindications justify leaving them in position, Whenthe potential benefits outweigh the potential complications and risks, the procedure should be performed, Similarly, when the risks are great er than the potential. benefits,
the procedure should be deferred. Contraindications for the removal of impacted teeth , primarily involve the patient’s physical status.
FIG. 9-14 Fracture of mandible that occurred through location of
impacted third molar