Management of Tooth Discoloration after Orthognathic Surgery Complications: Report of Two Cases

2021 • Volume 15 • Issue 3

Lucas David Galvani; Hernán Coaguila-Llerena; Ester Alves Ferreira Bordini; Andréa Abi Rached Dantas; Jose Roberto Cury Saad & Milton Carlos Kuga



Orthognathic surgery is performed for the correction of craniofacial discrepancies. However, complications, such as tooth discoloration are possible. This case report presents two patients who underwent bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy associated with segmental Le Fort I osteotomy and genioplasty. During surgeries, the apical region of anterior teeth was accidentally injured in both cases. After three-week surgery follow-up, the injured teeth showed a change in color to dark pink. In both teeth, the root canal treatment was performed followed by the non vital tooth bleaching. Three sessions were necessary to achieve a significant color change of the teeth. The two-year follow-up showed that both teeth preserved an acceptable color. It was concluded that tooth discoloration after orthognathic surgery is a possible complication, which could be overcome following a conservative approach. Additionally, patients should be informed preoperatively.

KEY WORDS: endodontics, orthognathic surgery, tooth bleaching, tooth discoloration.


How to cite this article

GALVANI, L. D.; COAGUILA-LLERENA, H.; BORDINI, E. A. F.; DANTAS, A. A. R.; SAAD, J. R. C. & KUGA, M. C. Management of tooth discoloration after orthognathic surgery complications: report of two cases. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(3):553-557, 2021.


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