*Corresponding author:Adrian Kahn, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Received: September 29, 2018; Published: October 09, 2018
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Coronectomy, a surgical technique that has been developed for impacted mandibular third molars that their roots are in intimate vicinity to the inferior alveolar nerve, refers to the removal of the tooth crown while retaining the root/s within the jawbones. We report the first case in which coronectomy was successfully used to treat a case of a partially impacted mandibular third molar with recurrent pericoronitis in a patient diagnosed with florid osseous dysplasia. In this condition the involved bone features poor cellularity and vascularity, therefore increasing the risk of abnormal healing and secondary infection following surgical procedures. We suggest that coronectomy should be considered also in other conditions that affect the quality of the jawbones that result in contraindication for complete third molar extraction.