Impacted third molars: A contributing factor in mandibular fractures in contact sports

A. Schwimmer, R. Stern, D. Kritchman

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Abstract

Studies have shown that the presence of impacted third molars places the mandible at increased risk for fracture. Individuals participating in high contact sports are subject to maxillofacial trauma; therefore, participants with impacted third molars are at increased risk for fractured mandibles. Three cases are reviewed to illustrate this problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-266
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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