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Table 1 Incidence of each type of postoperative complications in relation to seniority of the surgeon undertaking the procedure.

From: Third molar surgery: the patient's and the clinician's perspective

Complication Resident n (%) Specialist n (%) P value
Trismus 74 (14.3) 49 (8.6) 0.003
Swelling 62 (12.0) 63 (11.1) 0.643
Bleeding 15 (2.9) 33 (5.8) 0.020
Sore throat 9 (1.7) 4 (0.7) 0.117
Dry socket 99 (19.1) 39 (6.9) <0.001
Delayed healing 14 (2.7) 8 (1.4) 0.129
Abscess 7 (1.4) 7 (1.2) 0.860
Infection 54 (10.4) 25 (4.4) <0.001
Lip numbness 2 weeks 15 (2.9) 4 (0.7) 0.012
Tongue numbness 2 weeks 24 (4.6) 6 (1.1) <0.001
Lip numbness 2 years 7 (1.4) 1 (0.2) 0.056
Tongue numbness 2 years 9 (1.7) 2 (0.4) 0.048
Any complication 330 (63.7) 223 (39.2) <0.001