Review Article| Volume 20, ISSUE 2, P159-162, September 2012

The Nature of Third Molars: Are Third Molars Different than Other Teeth?

      Although third molars have similarities with other teeth in the dental arch, in particular molars, they are significantly different in many important ways. They have less functionality than other teeth, are less likely to erupt and contribute to the mastication of food, and have a greater frequency and severity of disease compared with other teeth in the dental arch.
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