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Journal of Dental Specialities

Pedicle flap design- A newer technique in mandibular third molar surgery for reduction of post-operative complication

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Author Details: Choudhury R, Kukreja P, Kumar S, Bhatnagar A, Anand KR, Chhabra V

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 76

Article End Page : 80


Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a new flap design, the pedicle flap used for the removal of mandibular third molars on postoperative morbidity.
Materials and Method: 10 patients with partially erupted mandibular third molar were studied. Swelling, pain, trismus, dry socket and wound dehiscence measures were recorded on days 2 and 7. Data were analysed using the t-independent test and Fischer’s exact test.
Results: Facial swelling, pain, restricted mouth opening was seen in the postoperative period. Wound dehiscence was seen in only 1 patient and no incidence of dry socket was noted.
Conclusion: Pedicle flap design has led to better wound healing and lesser incidence of dry socket.

Impacted mandibular third molar, Pedicle flap, Pain, Swelling, Trismus, Dry socket, Wound dehiscence.