The concept of microinvasiveness in the extraction of a third molar dates back to 1930 with the article by Pell and Gregory, which presents the classification of wisdom teeth impaction and the methods for extraction. Considering the time the article was published and the absence of any antibiotics, surgery to remove a third molar was risky for infection, inflammation, and even death. To avoid the relevant side effects, it was mandatory that cuts and as well as bone removal, to be done with caution.
With the technological advancement - the presence of better illumination of the operative field, magnification and minimally traumatic cutting tools, such as a piezotome, the operation to remove the third molar can reach a new level of micro invasiveness. We present you a clinical case of lower right wisdom tooth extraction.