Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji performed the clinical and radiological investigations. OPG and 3D CT scan showed a large radiolucent lesion extending from the lower left first premolar to second molar teeth involving impacted third molar. Almost entire bone in this portion of the lower jaw was lost. A biopsy of the lesion proved to be odontogenic keratocyst.
Dr. Balaji successfully removed the cyst completely along with the affected bone and teeth. Rib graft was harvested and the used to reconstruct the jaw bone defect & the surgical site was closed. After subsequent healing, implants & ceramic crowns will be placed for fixed replacement of lost teeth