Comparision of Normal Saline Irrigation with Cold Normal Saline in Surgical Removal of Lower Wisdom Tooth: A Pilot Study.
Surgical removal of impacted lower wisdom tooth remains as the most common dental surgical procedure that is performed on outpatient basis. In the present study, a total of 40 patients with impacted lower wisdom tooth underwent surgical extraction under local anaesthesia by using Normal saline as irrigating solution at two different temperatures that is refrigerated at 8-degree Celsius temperature and other NS at room temperature. The patients underwent standard operating procedures and medication. Post-operative complications in terms of pain, swelling, infection and delayed wound healing were assessed and compared on Day 1 and Day 3and 7th day after surgery. The result of this study showed that irrigation with cold saline decreases the post-operative complications and enhances the healing after third molar removal.
A bigger scale of research with more samples is recommended to evaluate the most efficacy irrigating solution during surgical removal of impacted lower wisdom tooth.