Research Article| Volume 12, ISSUE 9, P1061-1072, September 1959

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The relationship of the roots of mandibular third molars to the inferior dental canal

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      Attention is drawn to possible trauma to the inferior dental canal and its contents during the removal of unerupted and impacted mandibular third molars.
      The position of the canal in the developing mandible is discussed, its relationships to the mandibular third molar are classified, and their diagnosis by means of radiographic examination is mentioned.
      The forms of trauma that can be inflicted upon the canal and its contents, as well as the ensuing symptoms, are discussed.
      Finally, precautions to minimize the risk of such injuries are briefly mentioned.
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