Germectomy is a procedure often required in patients at developmental age. It is defined as the surgical removal of the third molar at a very specific stage of development. The aim of this study was to systematically analyze the literature in terms of clinical indications for germectomy in patients at developmental age. Literature searches were performed using PubMed, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library and Scopus from 1952 to 30 June 2021. The study protocol was registered after the screening stage (PROSPERO CRD42021262949). The search strategy identified 3829 articles: 167 from PubMed, 2860 from Google Scholar, 799 from Cochrane Library and 3 from Scopus. Finally, eight full-text papers were included into the qualitative analysis. Based on the included studies, clinical indications for germectomy were mainly related to orthodontic causes, infectious and cariogenic causes and prophylaxis. Based on these results, it is not possible to present evidence-based clinical indications for germectomy in patients at developmental age. Clinical trials on this subject focused specifically on patients at developmental age are awaited.

Clinical indications to germectomy in pediatric dentistry: a systematic review / Mazur, M.; Ndokaj, A.; Marasca, B.; Sfasciotti, G. L.; Marasca, R.; Bossu, M.; Ottolenghi, L.; Polimeni, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 19:2(2022). [10.3390/ijerph19020740]

Clinical indications to germectomy in pediatric dentistry: a systematic review

Mazur M.
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Ndokaj A.
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Marasca B.;Sfasciotti G. L.;Bossu M.;Ottolenghi L.
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Polimeni A.
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2022

Abstract

Germectomy is a procedure often required in patients at developmental age. It is defined as the surgical removal of the third molar at a very specific stage of development. The aim of this study was to systematically analyze the literature in terms of clinical indications for germectomy in patients at developmental age. Literature searches were performed using PubMed, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library and Scopus from 1952 to 30 June 2021. The study protocol was registered after the screening stage (PROSPERO CRD42021262949). The search strategy identified 3829 articles: 167 from PubMed, 2860 from Google Scholar, 799 from Cochrane Library and 3 from Scopus. Finally, eight full-text papers were included into the qualitative analysis. Based on the included studies, clinical indications for germectomy were mainly related to orthodontic causes, infectious and cariogenic causes and prophylaxis. Based on these results, it is not possible to present evidence-based clinical indications for germectomy in patients at developmental age. Clinical trials on this subject focused specifically on patients at developmental age are awaited.
2022
clinical indications; dentistry; germectomy; oral health; oral surgery; systematic review
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Clinical indications to germectomy in pediatric dentistry: a systematic review / Mazur, M.; Ndokaj, A.; Marasca, B.; Sfasciotti, G. L.; Marasca, R.; Bossu, M.; Ottolenghi, L.; Polimeni, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 19:2(2022). [10.3390/ijerph19020740]
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