Impacted mandibular third molars in a hospital.

  title={Impacted mandibular third molars in a hospital.},
  author={L S Litonjua},
  journal={The Journal of the Philippine Dental Association},
  volume={48 1},
  • L S Litonjua
  • Published 1996 in The Journal of the Philippine Dental Association
A 6-month clinical and radiographical survey was done on 210 patients consulting the hospital for management of impacted third molars. A majority (37%) consulted for pain secondary to a carious lesion but waited 1 week (21%) from the onset of symptoms until consultation. Ninety-one percent of third molars were partially erupted, while 9% were unerupted. Two hundred thirty third molars from 166 patients were included in the radiographic survey showing the highest occurrence of the Class 2… CONTINUE READING

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