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Table 7 Surgical Complication Assessment Scale in Third Molar Surgery (SCATM)

From: Reliability and validity of measuring scale for postoperative complications in third molar surgery

Category Item Description Score
Secondary complication Inflammation None 1
Mild (intraoral and surgical area) 3
Moderate (intraoral and extraoral) 5
Severe (intraoral, extraoral and other regions of the head) 10
Edema None 1
Intraoral 3
Intraoral and extraoral 5
Pain Visual Analogue scale: How much pain does the patient feel? 0 to 10
Infection Abscess Absent 1
Present 5
Alveolar osteitis Absent 1
Present 10
   Total 4 to 40
WITHOUT OR MILD COMPLICATION 4–13
MODERATE COMPLICATION 14–18
SEVERE COMPLICATION 19–40