CIPRIAN IOAN ROI, EMILIA IANES, PUSA NELA GAJE, DIANA FLORINA NICA, ANDREI ROI, ALEXANDRA ROI THE PREDICTABILITY OF DIFFICULTNESS OF LOWER THIRD MOLAR ODONTECTOMY The aim of this study was to establish an accurate algorithm for third molar odontectomy in order to help the surgeon to predict the duration and the difficultness of this surgical procedure. As material and methods, we used an algorithm that contains medical and radiographic data regarding lower wisdom tooth which was systematized in a preoperative questionnaire. In this study were included 27 patients with asymptomatic lower third molars during the period of 2015-2017. The prediction of the questionnaire was correlated with the difficulty and duration of the odontectomy. Results of our study showed that this algorithm can successfully predict the degree of difficulty of the lower wisdom tooth odontectomy and can guide the surgeon in the therapeutic decision. Moreover, this method is simple, easy and fast.
Keywords: third lower molar, odontectomy, predictability, algorithm, difficultness