Interventions for treating trouble-free impacted wisdom teeth in adults

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • TG Mettes,

    Senior Researcher, Corresponding author
    1. University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Cariology and Endodontology, Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
    • TG Mettes, Senior Researcher, Cariology and Endodontology, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, P.O.Box 9101, Philips van Leydenlaan 25, Nijmegen, 6500 HB, NETHERLANDS. d.mettes@dent.kun.nl.

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  • WJM van der Sanden,

  • M Nienhuijs,

  • EH Verdonschot,

  • AJM Plasschaert,

  • MA van't Hof


Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the relative effectiveness in adults of prophylactic removal of trouble-free impacted wisdom teeth compared with the retention of these wisdom teeth.

The following null hypotheses will be tested:

1) To test the null hypothesis of no difference in clinical effectiveness (in terms of clinical, biological, health related and quality of life outcomes) between surgical removal versus retention of trouble-free impacted wisdom teeth against the alternative hypothesis of a difference.

2) To test the null hypothesis of no difference in cost-effectiveness of surgical removal versus retention of trouble-free impacted wisdom teeth against the alternative hypothesis of a difference.