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