Journal of Dental Research and Practice

Naveen Benson

Department of Dental Surgery, RYA Cosmo Foundation Hospital, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Comparison of Two Treatment Modalities: Operculectomy vs. Third Molar Removal for Management of Pericoronitis
    Author(s): Balamurugan R* and Naveen Benson

    Aim: The aim of the study was to compare pain, wound healing and efficacy of operculectomy technique over third molar removal in management of pericoronitis. Materials and methods: The study was conducted on 150 patients who reported to dental op for management of pain in mandibular third molar region and were further diagnosed with pericoronitis. The study subject was divided into two groups comprising of 75 patients each. Patients in group I underwent operculectomy and for patients in group II, third molar removal was carried out. All the patients were assessed for pain using visual analogue scale (VAS) and wound healing on the 5th postoperative day. Results: Out of 75 patients in group I, 72 patients had no pain or any discomfort on the 5th post-operative day while 3 patients of this group reported back with pai.. View More»

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