Occlusal caries experience in patients with asymptomatic third molars.

  title={Occlusal caries experience in patients with asymptomatic third molars.},
  author={Daniel A. Shugars and M Thomas Jacks and Raymond P. White and Ceib Phillips and Richard H Haug and George H. Blakey},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={62 8},
PURPOSE Our goals were to determine the prevalence of caries experience, carious lesions, or restorations on the occlusal surface, in asymptomatic third molars erupted to the occlusal plane, and to examine the association between caries experience in other molars and third molars within the same mouth and quadrant. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical data assessing oral health were collected from healthy patients (ASA I, II). The presence or absence of caries experience on the occlusal surface of… CONTINUE READING

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