impacted molar


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impacted molar

A tooth that is unable to erupt into its place in normal occlusion, typically because there is not enough space in the dental arch to accept it. This condition is commonly related to the third molar (wisdom tooth).
See also: molar
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Impacted molar especially complete bony impac-tions should be left in place.
The NL4500 has a unique 45[degrees] angle head design that allows for maximum visibility and posterior access, and is ideal for treating impacted molars.
The same amount of trauma is experienced by the patients having a removal of impacted molars to that that underwent tooth transplanta-tion.
The tumor has been associated with multiple teeth, impacted molars, and deciduous teeth.