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Removal of third molars in Scottish oral and maxillofacial surgery units: a review of practice in 1995 and 2002.
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PMID:  16162376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We audited the practice of removal of third molars in Scottish oral and maxillofacial (OMFS) units in 1995 and in 2002. We collected data from anonymous structured postal questionnaires from 12 Scottish OMFS units about patients referred for removal of third molars in 1995 and 11 units in 2002. The percentage of patients who had no treatment increased from 11% in 1995 (102/928) to 16% in 2002 (66/412). The incidence of prophylactic removal of third molars decreased between the two periods. Removal of third molars under local anaesthesia with or without sedation increased from 35% (325/928) in 1995 to 54% (223/412) in 2002. Removal of third molars under general anaesthesia decreased from 54% in 1995 to 30% in 2002.
C M Dunne; C A Goodall; J A Leitch; D I Russell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-09-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0266-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-03     Completed Date:  2006-09-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JZ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Dental / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Molar, Third / surgery*
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Surgery, Oral / methods,  trends*
Tooth Extraction / methods,  statistics & numerical data*

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