Comparative study of the effect of a tube drain in impacted lower third molar surgery.

@article{Cerqueira2004ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of the effect of a tube drain in impacted lower third molar surgery.},
  author={Paulo Roberto Ferreira Cerqueira and Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos and Ricardo Viana Bessa-Nogueira},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={57-61}
}
PURPOSE Postoperative variables such as pain, swelling, and trismus after surgery of the impacted lower third molars are the main concerns of dental clinicians and surgeons. Many authors claim that the use of a drain could help control these variables. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the use of a tube drain in impacted lower third molar surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-three patients of both genders with bilateral impacted lower third molars comprised our… CONTINUE READING