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Assessment of post extraction complications in Indians



Keerthika Saravanan & MP Santhosh Kumar*



Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India; Corresponding Author*



M P Santhosh Kumar - Email: santhoshkumar@saveetha.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received June 17, 2021; Revised September 27, 2021; Accepted September 27, 2021, Published December 31, 2021



Extraction is one of the commonest procedures in dentistry. Therefore, it is of interest to evaluate the post extraction complications in patients undergoing extractions of permanent teeth. A total of 70 adult patients who had undergone dental extractions and presented with post -operative complications were included in the study and evaluated. Data collected was statistically analyzed using SPSS software and results obtained. Most of the patients with post extraction complications were in the age group of 31-40 years (21.6%), followed by 21-30 (20.2%) and 61-70 years (20.2%). Dry socket (39.19%) was the common post extraction complication in our study especially in the age group of 31-40 years. There was a statistically significant association between age of the patients and the post extraction complications (p<0.001). In our study, post extraction complications were commonly observed in age group of 31-40 years with a predilection for males. Dry socket was the most common post extraction complication. Age of the patient has a significant effect on post extraction complications. However, gender, smoking habits and systemic diseases have no influence on post extraction complications.



Extraction, Caries, Systemic disease, Dry socket, smoking, complications, trismus, pain



Saravanan & Santhosh Kumar, Bioinformation 17(12): 1120-1125 (2021)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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