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Table 1 Patient baseline data

From: Sutureless socket technique after removal of third molars: a multicentric, open, randomized controlled trial

Inclusion characteristics Missing Suture (n = 47) Missing Without suture (n = 52)
Sex (female) 0 28 (59.6%) 0 38 (73.1%)
Age (years) 0 17 [15–19] (14–28) 0 16 [15–18] (14–27)
  < 18 years’ old 0 31 (66%) 0 38 (73.1%)
Height 0 168.6 ± 9.0 0 166.5 ± 9.5
Weight 0 61.3 ± 11.4 0 58.4 ± 10.5
Body Mass Index 0 21.1 [19.4–22] 0 20.5 [19.3;22.3]
Smokers 0 11 (23.4%) 0 7 (13.5%)
 Number of packets/year 3 1.5 [0.8;6.3] 1 7 [2.6;8.6]
Surgery indication
 Orthodontic 0 30 (63.8%) 0 42 (80.8%)
 Pericoronitis 0 6 (12.8%) 0 0 (0%)
 Pain, infection 0 3 (6.4%) 0 1 (1.9%)
 Discomfort, pain alone 0 6 (12.8%) 0 2 (3.8%)
 Lack of space 0 12 (25.5%) 0 13 (25%)
Distance lobe-commissure left (mm) 0 100 [95;104.5] 0 97.5 [94;103.25]
Distance lobe-commissure right (mm) 0 100 [95;105] 0 98 [93;104]
Trismus (mm) 1 45 [41; 50] 1 44 [40;48.5]
VAS pain 2 0 [0–0] (0–5) 1 0 [0–0] (0–8)
GOHAI total score 1 52.5 ± 6 1 53.8 ± 4.9
Winter classification
Mesioangular 0   1  
 Right lower   28 (59.6%)   32 (62.7%)
 Left lower   30 (63.8%)   35 (68.6%)
 Right upper   5 (10.6%)   4 (7.8%)
 Left upper   6 (12.8%)   3 (5.9%)
Horizontal 0   1  
 Right lower   2 (4.3%)   2 (3.9%)
 Left lower   2 (4.3%)   0
 Right upper   1 (2.1%)   0
 Left upper   2 (4.3%)   0
Vertical 0   1  
 Right lower   14 (29.8%)   15 (29.4%)
 Left lower   13 (27.7%)   15 (29.4%)
 Right upper   30 (63.8%)   33 (64.7%)
 Left upper   27 (57.4%)   36 (70.6%)
Distoangular 0   1  
 Right lower   1 (2.1%)   1 (2%)
 Left lower   2 (4.3%)   1 (2%)
 Right upper   10 (21.3%)   14 (27.5%)
 Left upper   11 (23.4%)   12 (23.5%)
Transversal 0   1  
 Right lower   2 (4.3%)   1 (2%)
 Left lower   0   0
 Right upper   1 (2.1%)   0
 Left upper   1 (2.1%)   0
Proximity of nerve to M3
No superposition 0   0  
 Right lower   37 (78.7%)   38 (73.1%)
 Left lower   34 (72.3%)   39 (75%)
Superposition 0   0  
 Right lower   0   1 (1.9%)
 Left lower   0   2 (3.8%)
Superposition without canal deformity 0   0  
 Right lower   9 (19.1%)   11 (21.2%)
 Left lower   11 (23.4%)   9 (17.3%)
Superposition with canal deformity 0   0  
 Right lower    1 (2.1%) 2 (3.8%)
 Left lower 0   2 (4.3%) 2 (3.8%)
Superposition with multiple deformities 0   0  
 Right lower   0   0
 Left lower   0   0
  1. Data are presented as absolute number (%), mean ± standard deviation, median [IQR] (range)
  2. Winter classification and proximity of nerve to M3 percentages have been calculated by area (right lower, left lower, right upper, left upper)