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Volume 8 Issue 10 (October, 2020)

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Assessment of the effects of 8 mg dexamethasone injection into the pterygomandibular space on the postoperative sequelae of lower third molar surgery
Dr. Muneet Kapoor, Dr Jahangir Irfan Dar, Dr.Ajaz Ahmad Shah, Dr Najma Banoo

The aim of this study was to assess the effects of 8 mg dexamethasone injection into the pterygomandibular space on the postoperative sequelae of lower third molar surgery. A prospective, randomized, controlled, split-mouth study was carried out involving 52 lower third molar extractions (26 patients). Preceding surgical procedure, the study group received 2 ml of 4 mg/ml (8 mg) dexamethasone injection through the pterygomandibular space following local anaesthesia; the control group received 2 ml normal saline injection. Facial swelling, and mouth opening were evaluated. Descriptive statistics and the independent-samples t-test were used to compare the two groups at P <0.05. The swelling had reduced significantly postoperatively and there was significant increase in mouth opening on day 2 in the dexamethasone group. The pterygomandibular space injection of 8 mg dexamethasone was effective in reducing postoperative swelling, and trismus following surgical removal of lower third molar. Keywords: dexamethasone, pterygomandibular space, third molar surgery.

 
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