Pain control following impacted third molar surgery with bupivacaine irrigation of tooth socket: a prospective study

Reza Khorshidi Khiavi, Maghsood Pourallahverdi, Ayda Pourallahverdi, Saadat Ghorani Khiavi, Sina Ghertasi Oskouei & Hadi Mokhtari
Background and aims. The surgical removal of the lower third molars is a procedure generally followed by side effects such as postoperative pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of socket irrigation with an anesthetic solution in relieving pain following impacted third molar surgery. Materials and methods. Thirty-four patients (17 males and 17 females), aged 18-24 years, with bilateral impacted lower third molars were selected. Both third molars were extracted in...