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Osunde OD

Dr, Department of Dental Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Indications and Risk Factors for Complications of Lower Third Molar Surgery in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital
    Author(s): Osunde OD*, Saheeb BD and Bassey GO

    Background: The surgical extraction of impacted third molars is a common oral surgical procedure, and it is often associated with complications such as sensory nerve damage, dry socket, pain, swelling, trismus, infection and hemorrhage. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the surgical indications and risk factors for complications of third molar surgery at a Nigerian teaching hospital. Materials and Methods: Medical records of patients referred to the Oral Surgery Clinic of our institution for surgical extraction of their impacted mandibular third molars from January 2008 to December 2010 were retrospectively examined. Information on patients’ demography, types of impaction, operative parameters and complications were obtained and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS Version 13), Chicago, IL, USA. A P < 0.0.5 was considered significant. Results.. Read More»

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