Impaction of Lower Third Molars and Their Association With Age: Radiological Perspectives

Soukaina Ryalat; Saif Aldeen AlRyalat; Zaid Kassob; Yazan Hassona; Mohammad H. Al-Shayyab and Faleh Sawair


BMC Oral Health. 2018;18(58) 

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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.