Panoramic radiographic predictors of mandibular third molar eruption.

  title={Panoramic radiographic predictors of mandibular third molar eruption.},
  author={Iwona Anna Niedzielska and Jan Drugacz and Nina Kus and Joanna Kreska},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={154-8; discussion 159}
OBJECTIVE Third molar (M3) eruption can be problematic. According to some orthodontic surgeons, the teeth are capable of aggravating the average crowding level in the dental arch. The question is whether it might be possible to give a prognosis for ultimate M3 position in the arch and make an early decision to extract or retain them. The purpose of the study was to determine which measurements made on panoramic tomograms might facilitate prognosis for M3 position in the dental arch over the… CONTINUE READING