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Influence of orthodontic premolar extraction therapy on the eruption of the third molars: A systematic review of the literature.

Authors
  • Brezulier, Damien
  • Fau, Victor
  • Sorel, Olivier
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
148
Issue
12
Pages
903–912
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.adaj.2017.07.023
PMID: 28965988
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The dental literature on premolar extraction related to the eruption of the M3 is composed of average-quality retrospective studies. Premolar extraction significantly improves the chances of M3 eruption, but the level of evidence of comparative retrospective cohort studies is low. Clinicians must continue to rely on their judgment regarding premolar extraction on a case-by-case basis until the evidence is stronger. Retrospective studies with standardized protocols and more detailed methodologies are required to obtain higher levels of evidence.

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