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Table 4 Influence of type of impaction on postoperative swelling and Trismus

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

TYPE OF IMPACTION SWELLING/mm Mouth Opening/%
   DAY2 DAY5 DAY7 DAY2 DAY5 DAY7
Mesioangular Mean 7.2372 2.6814 .9070 59.4644 65.2314 71.4926
  N 43 43 43 43 43 43
  Std. Deviation 5.39210 3.21864 2juoop.04709 19.82389 22.11400 21.36244
Vertical Mean 6.3261 1.9478 .7435 78.0052 84.9270 93.1578
  N 23 23 23 23 23 23
  Std. Deviation 6.06549 2.08324 1.54090 15.42520 15.00169 11.78812
Distoangular Mean 8.9475 3.2417 1.6750 56.1121 63.0758 69.7213
  N 24 24 24 24 24 24
  Std. Deviation 7.23615 4.03570 2.04605 17.48335 23.35297 25.98941
Horizontal Mean 11.0067 4.5433 4.0200 58.7123 65.4190 71.6787
  N 30 30 30 30 30 30
  Std. Deviation 6.41555 4.24408 3.50698 20.75739 19.14016 23.29330
P value   .026 .047 .000 .000 .001 .000