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Surgical removal of asymptomatic impacted third molars: Considerations for orthodontists and oral surgeons

Authors
 Sung-Jin Kim  ;  Chung-Ju Hwang  ;  Jung-Hyun Park  ;  Hyung-Jun Kim  ;  Hyung-Seog Yu 
Citation
 Seminars in Orthodontics, Vol.22(1) : 75-83, 2016 
Journal Title
 Seminars in Orthodontics 
ISSN
 1073-8746 
Issue Date
2016
Abstract
Surgical removal of impacted third molars is one of the most common surgeries in the oral and maxillofacial region. While there is a general consensus that symptomatic impacted third molars should be removed, management of asymptomatic impacted third molars remains a controversial issue. Although surgeons extract these teeth, orthodontists are often involved in the decisionmaking process for their management, because not only do the majority of orthodontic patients have asymptomatic impacted third molars but some of them also need an extraction for orthodontic reasons. Here we review the potential risks associated with the retention and extraction of asymptomatic impacted third molars and discuss the orthodontic indications and considerations for their extraction in terms of minimizing risks and maximizing patient benefits. (Semin Orthod 2016; 22:75–83.) & 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1073874615000705
DOI
10.1053/j.sodo.2015.10.010
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2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (구강악안면외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Orthodontics (교정과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
김성진(Kim, Sung Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4115-0403
김형준(Kim, Hyung Jun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8247-4004
유형석(Yu, Hyung Seog) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1275-5078
황충주(Hwang, Chung Ju) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3024-4551
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/146430
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