Oral surgery: Factors predictive of difficulty of mandibular third molar surgery

@article{Renton2001OralSF,
  title={Oral surgery: Factors predictive of difficulty of mandibular third molar surgery},
  author={Tara F. Renton and Nigel Smeeton and Mark McGurk},
  journal={British Dental Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={190},
  pages={607-610}
}
Aim Historically the difficulty of third molar surgery has been judged using radiologically assessed dental factors specifically tooth morphology and position. This study investigated additional factors that have a bearing on the difficulty of extraction.Study design A prospective study undertaken by three clinical assistant grade surgeons who removed 354 single mandibular third molar teeth under day case anaesthesia over the 4-year period (1994–1998).Method Data relating to patient, dental and… CONTINUE READING