Journal article

Retrospective multivariable comparison for complications of third molar surgery performed under general versus local anaesthesia

D Beteramia, O Azami, K Garg, D Grubor

Oral Surgery | Published : 2019

Abstract

Aim: To compare the incidence of complication rates as a result of third molar surgery when performed under local versus general anaesthesia. Materials and methods: Data were collected using a combination of computer database and patient records. A total of 277 patients were included in the study (130 local anaesthesia, 147 general anaesthesia). Several variables were collected and assessed including age, gender, method of anaesthesia, radiographic grading and complications. Results: Five hundred and twenty-three mandibular third molars were removed, 284 being removed under general anaesthesia and 239 under local anaesthesia. There were a total of 20 complications (3.8%), nine of those from ..

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