Correlation of acute pericoronitis and the position of the mandibular third molar.

@article{Leone1986CorrelationOA,
  title={Correlation of acute pericoronitis and the position of the mandibular third molar.},
  author={Sebastiano Leone and M J Edenfield and Mark E. Cohen},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  year={1986},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={245-50}
}
Acute pericoronitis is a painful, debilitating infection that is most commonly found among young adults with erupting mandibular third molars. Prophylactic removal of third molars to prevent this disease has been advocated, but this procedure requires an accurate description of the third molar at highest risk for this infection. Clinical and radiographic measurements were compared in 25 diseased subjects and 109 normal subjects. Of 10 variables significantly related to the presence of acute… CONTINUE READING

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