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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 139-141

Assessment of the Correlation between Gender and Third Molar Surgery Duration

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Al-Anbar, Ramadi, Iraq
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Tikrit, Tikrit, Iraq
3 Al-Anbar Health Directorate, Al-Karma, Iraq

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Elham Hazeim Abdulkareem
College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Al-Anbar, Ramadi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/denthyp.denthyp_101_22

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Introduction: This study aimed to determine whether there was a difference in the duration it required to extract impacted molars based on the sex of the patient. Methods: In this study, 108 patients with impacted mandibular third molars who attended the Tikrit Dental College (50% of them were men, aged 18–30) were included. The impactions were classified using the Winter’s method. The surgery duration was defined as the time between incision and final suturing. Data were analyzed by point-biserial correlation and chi-squared test using R software. Results: The frequencies of different types of impactions were similar between males and females (P ˃ 0.05). The most common type of impaction was mesioangular, followed by distoangular, straight, and horizontal. Negatively very weak correlation found between gender and third molar surgery duration (r = −0.15, P = 0.11, 95% CI −0.037–0.331). Conclusion: No significant correlation among gender and duration of surgery was found. To validate the findings of this study, further research with a larger sample size is needed.

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