Third Molars May Remain Free of Periodontal Pathology Among Well-educated Young Adults With Good Oral Health Practices

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Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE and BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Monitoring for periodontal inflammatory disease in the third molar region.

ARTICLE TITLE and BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Golden BA, Baldwin C, Sherwood C, Abdelbaky O, Phillips C, Offenbacher S, White RP, Jr. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2015;73(4):595-9.

REVIEWER

Ventä Irja, DDS, PhD

PURPOSE/QUESTION

Third molars were followed up at 2-year intervals to assess changes of periodontal status in initially asymptomatic third molars with no clinical evidence of periodontal pathology.

SOURCE of FUNDING

This work was funded by the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

TYPE of STUDY/DESIGN

Prospective cohort study

LEVEL of EVIDENCE

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence

STRENGTH of RECOMMENDATION GRADE

Not applicable

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