Frequency of vertical impaction of lower third molars was seen more at an older age (> 20 years) in this study. Many radiographic readings in patients older than 20 years are in favor of eruption compared with younger patients, including angulation of lower third molar teeth and the increase in retromolar space.
This work has got a grant from the deanship of scientific research at the University of Jordan (grant number 1558). The funding body has no role in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.
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The datasets used and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
The study was approved by the ethical and research committee at the faculty of dentistry, University of Jordan, Approval no. (1558), and has been conducted in full accordance with the world medical declaration of Helsinki.
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Written Consent to publish Figure 2 was taken from our patient regarding incorporating his panoramic radiograph in this study.
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