Reasons for removing unerupted or partially erupted third molars

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Edition V19N04 | Year 2020 | Editorial Controversies in Orthodontics | Pages 153 to 160

Alberto CONSOLARO, Omar HADAYA, Mauricio de Almeida CARDOSO

Introduction: When the third molars are not in occlusion, they are a source of problems such as resorption in the second molars and/or in their own structure, pericoronitis, paradental cyst, other cysts and odontogenic tumors. When partially erupted, they are entry points for microorganisms and this can compromise the general health of the patient, especially those with a systemic disease, regardless of age. Conclusion: Removal before orthodontic treatment is a way to prevent the clinical problems that may arise and interfere with the planned therapeutic sequence.

Third molars. Pericoronitis. Dental resorption.

Consolaro A, Hadaya O, Cardoso MA. Reasons for removing unerupted or partially erupted third molars. Clin Orthod. 2020 Aug-Sept;19(4):153-60.

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