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Re: Is it worth applying self-irrigation after third molar extraction? A randomised controlled trial

Published:October 26, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2022.09.014
      I read with great interest the article by Jang et al, “Is it worth applying self-irrigation after third molar extraction? A randomised controlled trial”.
      • Jang H.J.
      • Choi Y.K.
      • Kwon E.Y.
      • et al.
      Is it worth applying self-irrigation after third molar extraction? A randomised controlled trial.
      In their randomised controlled study, the authors investigated the effects of self-irrigation of the mandibular third molar extraction socket using a syringe, and concluded that the self-irrigation method was effective for keeping the socket clean. I appreciate the efforts of the authors in conducting a comprehensive study. However, I would like to raise two concerns.
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      References

        • Jang H.J.
        • Choi Y.K.
        • Kwon E.Y.
        • et al.
        Is it worth applying self-irrigation after third molar extraction? A randomised controlled trial.
        Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022; 60: 877-883https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2021.07.010
      1. Higgins JP, Thomas J, Chandler J, et al, eds. Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions version 6.3. Cochrane, 2022. Available from URL: www.training.cochrane.org/handbook (last accessed 26 October 2022)