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Table 1 Influence of operative time on Postoperative pain

From: Effect of age, impaction types and operative time on inflammatory tissue reactions following lower third molar surgery

Operative Time/Minutes   VAS SCORE
   DAY1 DAY2 DAY3 DAY4 DAY5 DAY6 DAY7
≤ 17 Mean 3.2667 1.6333 1.5000 1.2000 .9333 .7333 .5333
  N 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
  Std. Deviation 1.22990 1.09807 1.13715 .76112 .52083 .63968 .50742
18-23 Mean 3.3784 2.1351 1.7838 1.7568 1.6757 1.1892 .9459
  N 37 37 37 37 37 37 37
  Std. Deviation 1.55190 1.39766 1.22781 1.47959 1.56443 1.15079 1.02594
24-29 Mean 3.8421 1.2105 1.1053 .9474 1.2105 .4211 .4211
  N 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
  Std. Deviation .83421 1.22832 .56713 .62126 .78733 .50726 .50726
30-35 Mean 4.0882 1.8235 1.3824 1.2353 1.3529 1.1471 1.1471
  N 34 34 34 34 34 34 34
  Std. Deviation 1.23993 1.40282 1.45674 1.07475 1.17763 .85749 .85749
P value   0.04 0.08 0.224 .041 .073 .005 .003