REHABILITATION OF A CYSTIC MIXED DENTITION MANDIBLE FOLLOWING MARSUPIALIZATION WITH A MULTIPURPOSE ACRYLIC SPLINT ACTING AS A SPACE MAINTAINER AND AN OBTURATOR

Nawaz MS Nawaz, Yazdanie N Yazdanie, Faheemuddin M Faheemuddin

Abstract


Radicular cysts are the most common odontogenic cystic lesions of inflammatory origin which can be
managed by marsupialisation specially if the cyst is large and is in relation to the vital structures. This
article presents a case in which a radicular cyst was present in association with grossly carious
deciduous molars and has been treated by marsupialisation. Postoperatively a surgical splint was
inserted to maintain the patency of the bone cavity. This obturator splint also acts as a space maintainer
to prevent space loss and ensure unimpeded eruption of permanent premolars.
Keywords: Marsupialisation, Space Maintainer, Obturator, Mandibular Splint, Mix Dentition Stage,
Radicular cyst

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