Post Treatment Complications after Removal of impacted third molar: A Retrospective Study

  • Rathi Rela Assistant Professor
Keywords: pain, paraesthesia, third, molar, complication


Introduction: Removal of third molar is that the most typical intervention performed procedure related to an honest array of complications. the foremost commonly encountered complications are pain, paraesthesia, trismus, swelling and mandibular fractures.

Aim: The objective of this study was to study the complication associated with extraction of impacted third molar with age.

Materials and Method: All the surgical removal of third molars which were performed within a private clinic during 1-year period from October 2019 – October 2020 were retrospectively analysed and included within the study. Presence of post-operative complications like pain (more than 3 days), paraesthesia, mandibular fracture, Alveolar osteitis (dry socket), bleeding, trismus or edema in conjunction with demographic features and thus the type of impaction was noted. Data was arranged during a tabulated form and analyzed using Epi Info software. Result: There are 59 males and 56 females who underwent transalveolar extraction of third molar. The mean age of females was 47.21 12.2 years and males were 48.32 11.5 years. It had been found that pain was the foremost commonly encountered complication, seen in 57.4% of the patients. Pain was followed by swelling which was seen in 42.2% of the themes. Trismus ranked third, seen in 23.2% of subjects. It was found that pain was most frequently seen among the age group of 20(21.6%) and least frequently seen amongst 20-40 years aged (15.2%).

Conclusion: Pain was the foremost common complication followed by swelling and Trismus. Keywords: pain, paraesthesia, third, molar, complication.


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How to Cite
Rela, R. (2021). Post Treatment Complications after Removal of impacted third molar: A Retrospective Study. UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, 7(3).