Thermography Applied to the Evaluation of Inflammatory Response After Third Molar Teeth Removal: A Systematic Review
Surgical removal of third molar teeth is a usual procedure in dental services and causes mechanical trauma. the study aimed to evaluate the use of thermography as an instrument to monitor the inflammatory signs after surgical removal of third molar teeth. This systematic review was done according to PRISMA 2020 recommendation. The research was done from January 1st., 1985 to March 31st., 2020 using as database: Medline/Pubmed, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, and Scielo. The inclusion criteria were studies that analyze post-surgical evolution after third molar teeth removal using thermography as one of the methods, both genders and aged between 16 and 44 years. Methodological quality and risk of bias were evaluated according to the Cochrane scale ACROBAT-NRSI. This systematic review recognized 5 studies using thermography as a tridimensional analysis tool for local dermal inflammatory response after surgical removal of third molar teeth. The results presented by the studies here strongly suggest thermography as an important evaluation tool for circulatory alterations that integrate the inflammatory and healing process after third molar teeth removal surgeries and a complement to the post-surgical monitoring process, bringing important information concerning the general health state of patients submitted to these procedures.
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