A 35-year-old female asked:
could you tell me if plain oral x-ray is sufficient to detect if the upper palate has cracked during the wisdom tooth extraction? if not, which test?
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A little: If an upper wisdom tooth in being removed caused damage, it is unlikely to be the palate. The palate is soft tissue at that area, and the tooth is commonly displaced toward the cheek in any case. So, if bony damage is done, it likely the tuberosity of the maxilla and and an x-ray may help, but palpation or moving the area with fingers will be the ultimate sign.
Answered on Dec 28, 2012
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