Effects of Corticosteroid versus Placebo in Controlling Post-Procedural Sequelae after Impacted Third Molar Surgery: A Randomized-Controlled Trial

The 3rd molar erupts generally between 18-24 years of age, but eruption time has wide disparities. Eruption failure of the 3rd molar is a very common problem, which requires surgical removal. Extraction of unerupted 3rd molar is the commonest surgical procedure in dentistry all over the world. After extraction of 3rd molar, pain is the most common complication followed by dry socket. Extraction of 3rd molar can also cause postoperative swelling and other disorders, which might be temporary or everlasting, including trismus as well as paresthesia. Pain is considered to be the most severe complication and can occur in 93% cases within the first 24-48 hours of the procedure. Corticosteroid can reduce pain and significantly improve the mouth opening if given before 3rd molar extraction.

Showing Pattern of Change in Pain Score during Follow-up

Showing Pattern of Change in Mouth Opening Score during Follow-up

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