The third edition of this classic text has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest advances in research and clinical practice. It discusses recent developments in the periodontal outcome of surgical exposure of impacted teeth, and also incorporates more protocols for routine cases. This enables clinicians to develop their skills in the simpler cases, as well as to improve their understanding of complex and rare presentations. An especially useful chapter looks at failure and impending failure, providing a valuable insight into the real life management of impacted teeth. The author describes how to recognize failure and proposes ways to avoid it, frequently illustrating them with cases from his own clinic.