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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1985 Oct;43(10):767-9.

A prospective study of complications related to mandibular third molar surgery.


A prospective study that evaluated the surgical and postsurgical problems of 9,574 patients of a wide range of ages who had had 16,127 third molars removed was performed. It was concluded that removal of mandibular third molar teeth during the teenage years resulted in decreased operative and postoperative morbidity.

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