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Complications of Retention: Pathology Associated with Retained Third Molars

  • J. Michael McCoy
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    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 1928 Alcoa Highway, Suite 305, Knoxville, TN 37920.
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    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 1928 Alcoa Highway, Suite 305, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

    Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 1928 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

    Department of Radiology, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 1928 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

    Hyperbaric Therapy, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical Center, 1928 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
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      An impacted tooth is one that either fails to erupt into its nature position or one that is hindered from such eruption by adjacent teeth, dense bone, or an overgrowth of soft tissue. The treatment of impacted teeth is either removal of the obstructing hindrance or removal of the tooth itself.
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