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Table 1 PICOS format

From: Factors influencing an eruption of teeth associated with a dentigerous cyst: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Parameter Inclusion criteria
Population Patients of any age, gender and ethnicity with the teeth associated with dentigerous cysts
Intervention Spontaneous tooth eruption after surgical DC treatment
Comparison Lack of a spontaneous tooth eruption after surgical DC treatment
Outcome Time to eruption; factors potentially influencing spontaneous tooth eruption, e.g. root formation stage, tooth angulation, distance between the top of a tooth cusp and the edge of the alveolar process, cyst area, eruption space, age, gender
Study design Randomized clinical trials (RCT), prospective controlled clinical trials (CCT), case series, observational studies, review articles, and retrospective studies; published in English