Is the mandibular third molar a risk factor for mandibular angle fracture?

@article{Maaita2000IsTM,
  title={Is the mandibular third molar a risk factor for mandibular angle fracture?},
  author={J K Ma'aita and A Alwrikat},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2000},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={143-6}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of mandibular angle fractures with the presence and state of the eruption of the mandibular third molar (M3). METHODS The medical records and panoramic radiographs of 615 patients with mandibular fractures were examined. The presence or absence and degree of impaction of the M3 were assessed for each patient and related to the occurrence of fracture of the mandibular angle. Data were also collected for age, sex, mechanism… CONTINUE READING