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Hematoma Following Periodontal Surgery with a Torus Reduction: A Case Report

Katherine Mantzikos, Stuart L. Segelnick, Robert Schoor

Citation Information : Mantzikos K, Segelnick SL, Schoor R. Hematoma Following Periodontal Surgery with a Torus Reduction: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2007; 8 (3):72-80.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-8-3-72

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2007; The Author(s).



There are no published case reports that hematomas occur on the floor of the mouth as a result of periodontal surgery.


These three case reports document post surgical hematoma formation on the floor of the mouth that pose problems with the diagnosis, prognosis, and patient management. All cases involved periodontal surgery where extensive reduction of tori and bony exostoses were required. Two cases resulted in hematomas in the floor of the mouth. However, a change in the post surgical management for a third case demonstrated possible prevention of hematoma formation.


Hematomas in the floor of the mouth can be a resolving post surgical phenomenon or a serious vascular insult to this region of the oral cavity. This report clarifies the diagnosis, prognosis, and the best management protocol through the presentation of three cases.


Mantzikos K, Segelnick SL, Schoor R. Hematoma Following Periodontal Surgery with a Torus Reduction: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2007 March;(8)3:072-080

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