Rotational drift of mandibular third molar teeth: a series of four cases.

Abstract

Rotational drift of mandibular third molar teeth is a challenge for clinicians to predict and manage. Evidence on the incidence and degree of rotation is sparse. As the factors influencing rotation are not defined, prediction is impossible. A series of four cases with lower third molar rotation are presented and discussed. Significant rotation can alter the degree of difficulty for an extraction. A lack of well-documented cases has hindered investigation of this phenomenon. Further research is required to identify the aetiology, incidence and increase in risk factors caused by such rotational drift.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2008.01089.x

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@article{Hughes2009RotationalDO, title={Rotational drift of mandibular third molar teeth: a series of four cases.}, author={Amanda Jane Hughes and S T Vudiniabola and Brian Douglas McMillan and Alanya C. Smith}, journal={Australian dental journal}, year={2009}, volume={54 1}, pages={54-6} }