Flap vs flapless technique for impacted third molar removal: A split mouth prospective randomized control study


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Author Details : Neeraj*, Banshilal Beniwal, Padmanidhi Agarwal, Vikas Berwal, Richa Malik

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 167-171

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.jooo.2021.051



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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the post-operative sequelae of removal of impacted third molars in participants treated with conventional flap elevation technique or with a minimally invasive flapless technique.
Materials and Methods: Participants with bilaterally impacted mandibular third molars were included. They were divided into two sites constituting 2 groups. One group was operated by using conventional flap design and elevation and other with flapless technique. Objective clinical parameters were recorded and compared in the post-operative period like mouth opening, swelling, surgical time, and pocket depth. Subjective parameters including pain were also assessed and statistically analyzed.
Results: The sites operated in Group II (Flapless technique) had better results (p?0.05) in terms of pain, swelling, trismus, and pocket depth distal to second molar when compared to Group I (Flap).
Conclusion: The flapless technique gives better surgical results and improved healing process after third molar removal and so should be recommended in routine clinical practice.
 

Keywords: Third molar, Impacted tooth, Trismus, Periodontal pocket, Edema, Postoperative pain


How to cite : Neeraj, Beniwal B, Agarwal P, Berwal V, Malik R, Flap vs flapless technique for impacted third molar removal: A split mouth prospective randomized control study. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2021;7(3):167-171


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Received : 31-05-2021

Accepted : 18-06-2021

Available online : 09-10-2021


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