Opinion
Volume 17 Issue 4 - 2018
Anterior Crowding and Third Molars a Controversial Association
Begoña Moreno Fluxa2, Stefan Domancic Alucema1,2 and Julio Villanueva Maffei1,2*
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
2Cochrane Associated Center, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
*Corresponding Author: Julio Villanueva Maffei, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Received: February 06, 2018; Published: March 28, 2018
Citation: Julio Villanueva Maffei., et al. “Anterior Crowding and Third Molars a Controversial Association”. EC Dental Science 17.4 (2018): 419-421.
During growth and development human beings experience a number of physiological changes characterized by a progressively increased structural size along with the morpho-functional modifications that these changes produce.
In the cranio-facial skeleton, these processes are marked by the growth of the structures that conform it. The process is fast in early stages and slows down with the years. Within the oral cavity, teeth eruption is the most notorious development, conformed by 20 deciduous teeth during childhood and 32 definitive teeth in adolescence, being the last event of this sequence the eruption of the third molars.
Between the 17 and the 25 years the third molars usually erupt into the mouth, their anatomy and position is variable, therefore, there is no pattern that properly defines them. Their presence usually carries more problems than benefits. They are frequently found in abnormal positions, producing discomfort and impeding proper hygiene, restorative procedures and extraction is usually difficult given the difficult access to them by the dentist, which results in common inflammatory complications and cavities in neighboring teeth (Figure 1).
Copyright: © 2018 Julio Villanueva Maffei., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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