FREQUENCY OF ALVEOLAR OSTEITIS FOLLOWING SURGICAL REMOVAL OF IMPACTED 3RD SEEN AT ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL DEPARTMENT OF AYUB TEACHING HOSPITAL
The most common complication encountered by dentists after extraction of impacted molar teeth is “alveolar osteoitis” generally known as “dry socket”. It presents clinically as painful, exposed socket of bone after 3-4 days of extraction which is devoid of blood clot or healing epithelium. The purpose of this study was to document the incidence of alveolar osteitis after surgical removal of impacted 3rd molar patients seen at Oral & Maxillofacial Department of Ayub Teaching Hospital.
One hundred and fifty one patients with the impacted third molar with age range of 18-50 years were included in the study. Demographical data and clinical findings were recorded in well-tailored Proforma. Data Analysis was carried out in SPSS Version 25. Post stratification chi-square test was used. P value was at ≤0.05.
In this study, 63(42%) patients were males & 88(58%) were females. Mean age was reported to be 32 years ± 12.68. Extraction of impacted maxillary 3rd molar was done in 38(25%) patients and removal of impacted mandibular 3rd molar in 113(75%) patients. Alveolar Osteitis was reported in 12(8%) patients after extraction.
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