Dental Outcomes After Neonatal Mandibular Distraction
Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Purpose of reviewThe aim of this study was to understand dental complications associated with neonatal mandibular distraction and subsequent dental outcomes.Recent findingsDental injury is often associated with neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Newer technology offers safer techniques to minimize this risk. Long-term follow up and dental outcomes in permanent dentition are needed to better understand the actual risk associated with the procedure.SummarySurgeons performing neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis need to understand the associated risks to deciduous and permanent dentition as well as techniques to mitigate this risk.
Morris, Lisa, "Dental Outcomes After Neonatal Mandibular Distraction" (2022). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 612.