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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the surgical complications and neurosensory disturbances of coronectomy and total excision of lower wisdom teeth with roots in close proximity to the inferior dental nerve (IDN). STUDY DESIGN A randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the surgical complications and IDN deficit of coronectomy(More)
PURPOSE This double-blind randomized crossover study compared the analgesic efficacy of pre- and postoperative administration of oral pregabalin 75 mg using a postsurgical dental pain model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients requiring third molar surgery in 2 separate stages under local anesthesia were recruited. They were given pregabalin 75 mg either 1(More)
PURPOSE To conduct a systematic review to answer the clinical question, "What are the available treatment modalities and their outcomes of neurosensory deficit after lower third molar surgery?" MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic search, including a computer search of several databases with specific keywords, a reference search, and a manual search of 3(More)
PURPOSE There is no long-term evaluation on the safety of coronectomy of the lower third molar. The aim of this study was to investigate the 3-year morbidity of coronectomy of the lower third molars and to monitor the behavior and migration pattern of the retained roots after coronectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a prospective cohort study. Patients(More)
A prospective study of all lower third molar surgery performed in the outpatient extraction clinic of a teaching dental hospital was conducted from January 1998 through October 2005 to determine the incidence of subsequent neurosensory deficit due to inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and lingual nerve (LN) injury, to examine possible contributing risk factors(More)
This literature review assessed the risk factors linked to inferior dental nerve (IDN) and lingual nerve (LN) deficits following lower wisdom tooth surgery. A computer search of several databases with specified key words was performed. 32 articles were selected; the risk factors for IDN deficit were reported in 4 articles, LN in 9 and both IDN and LN in 19.(More)
PURPOSE To identify the specific radiographic signs on orthopantomograms that are positive predictors of intraoperative inferior dental nerve (IDN) exposure and postoperative IDN deficit in lower third molar surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective clinical cohort of patients with lower third molars with specific radiographic signs showing a close(More)
OBJECTIVES To study patients' satisfaction and prevalence of complications in surgical extraction of impacted third molar by senior dentists and recently graduated dentists in a university dental clinic. METHOD Patients who had impacted third molar extraction in a university dental clinic by two associate dentists who had <2 years of experience and two(More)
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SP) unrelated to assisted ventilation is a newly recognised complication of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The objective of the present study was to examine the incidence, risk factors and the outcomes of SP in a cohort of SARS victims from a community outbreak. Data were retrieved from a prospectively collected(More)