Third molars and periodontal pathology in American adolescents and young adults: a prevalence study.

@article{Blakey2010ThirdMA,
  title={Third molars and periodontal pathology in American adolescents and young adults: a prevalence study.},
  author={George H. Blakey and Savannah Gelesko and Robert D. Marciani and Richard H Haug and Steven Offenbacher and Ceib Phillips and Raymond P. White},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={325-9}
}
PURPOSE To assess the association between visible third molars and the prevalence of periodontal inflammatory disease of non-third molars. PATIENTS AND METHODS Subjects aged 14 to 45 years with 4 asymptomatic third molars were enrolled in an institutional review board-approved study. Subjects were classified based on whether at least 1 third molar was visible or all third molars were not visible. Full-mouth periodontal probing depth (PD) data, with 6 sites per tooth, were obtained as a… CONTINUE READING