Female and Older Adult Patients (age ≥ 21 Years) had Slower Recovery After Third-Molar Surgery Compared with Males and Younger Adults in a US Study

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Abstract

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Recovery after third-molar surgery: the effects of age and sex.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Phillips C, Gelesko S, Proffit WR, White RP Jr.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2010;138(6):700.e1–8

Reviewers

Poramate Pitak-Arnnop, DDS, PGDipClinSc (OMS), MSc, PhD, DSc

Reviewers

Niels Christian Pausch, MD, DMD, PhD

Purpose/Question

To assess the effects of age and gender on quality-of-life recovery after third-molar surgery in patients treated in either community practices or academic centers

Source of Funding

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Dental Foundation of North America

Type of Study/Design

Cohort study

Level of Evidence

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Not applicable

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