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Prevalence of third molars with caries experience or periodontal pathology in young adults.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Mar; 70(3):507-13.JO

Abstract

PURPOSE

We assessed the prevalence of caries experience and periodontal pathology on asymptomatic third molars in young adults.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

Healthy subjects with 4 asymptomatic third molars were enrolled in an institutional review board-approved study during a 5-year period. Full mouth periodontal probing, 6 sites per tooth, was the measure of clinical periodontal status. The presence or absence of occlusal caries experience (carious lesions or restorations, including sealants) on third molars and on any surface of the first and second molars were assessed using a visual-tactile examination and panoramic radiographs. The primary outcome measures were at least 1 periodontal probing depth of at least 4 mm versus none and caries experience versus no caries experience.

RESULTS

The data were analyzed from 409 subjects, who averaged 25 years old. More subjects were female (53%) and white (76%). More subjects had at least 1 periodontal probing depth of 4 mm or deeper on a third molar (55%) than on the distal of a second molar (46%). These findings were more likely to be detected around a third molar in subjects with all third molars at the occlusal plane (72%) than in subjects with at least one third molar below (33%). Overall, fewer subjects were affected by third molar caries experience than first or second molars (24% vs 73%, respectively). Of the subset of subjects with all four third molars at the occlusal plane, 26% were affected by both third molar periodontal pathology and caries experience and 16% were caries and periodontal pathology free.

CONCLUSIONS

In these cross-sectional analyses, periodontal pathology was detected more frequently on third molars than on first and second molars and caries experience was detected more frequently on first and second molars than on third molars.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21958663

Citation

Garaas, Rachel N., et al. "Prevalence of Third Molars With Caries Experience or Periodontal Pathology in Young Adults." Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : Official Journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, vol. 70, no. 3, 2012, pp. 507-13.
Garaas RN, Fisher EL, Wilson GH, et al. Prevalence of third molars with caries experience or periodontal pathology in young adults. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012;70(3):507-13.
Garaas, R. N., Fisher, E. L., Wilson, G. H., Phillips, C., Shugars, D. A., Blakey, G. H., Marciani, R. D., & White, R. P. (2012). Prevalence of third molars with caries experience or periodontal pathology in young adults. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : Official Journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 70(3), 507-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2011.07.016
Garaas RN, et al. Prevalence of Third Molars With Caries Experience or Periodontal Pathology in Young Adults. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012;70(3):507-13. PubMed PMID: 21958663.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of third molars with caries experience or periodontal pathology in young adults. AU - Garaas,Rachel N, AU - Fisher,Elda L, AU - Wilson,Graham H, AU - Phillips,Ceib, AU - Shugars,Daniel A, AU - Blakey,George H, AU - Marciani,Robert D, AU - White,Raymond P,Jr Y1 - 2011/09/29/ PY - 2011/05/05/received PY - 2011/06/27/revised PY - 2011/07/15/accepted PY - 2011/10/1/entrez PY - 2011/10/1/pubmed PY - 2012/4/24/medline SP - 507 EP - 13 JF - Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons JO - J Oral Maxillofac Surg VL - 70 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: We assessed the prevalence of caries experience and periodontal pathology on asymptomatic third molars in young adults. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Healthy subjects with 4 asymptomatic third molars were enrolled in an institutional review board-approved study during a 5-year period. Full mouth periodontal probing, 6 sites per tooth, was the measure of clinical periodontal status. The presence or absence of occlusal caries experience (carious lesions or restorations, including sealants) on third molars and on any surface of the first and second molars were assessed using a visual-tactile examination and panoramic radiographs. The primary outcome measures were at least 1 periodontal probing depth of at least 4 mm versus none and caries experience versus no caries experience. RESULTS: The data were analyzed from 409 subjects, who averaged 25 years old. More subjects were female (53%) and white (76%). More subjects had at least 1 periodontal probing depth of 4 mm or deeper on a third molar (55%) than on the distal of a second molar (46%). These findings were more likely to be detected around a third molar in subjects with all third molars at the occlusal plane (72%) than in subjects with at least one third molar below (33%). Overall, fewer subjects were affected by third molar caries experience than first or second molars (24% vs 73%, respectively). Of the subset of subjects with all four third molars at the occlusal plane, 26% were affected by both third molar periodontal pathology and caries experience and 16% were caries and periodontal pathology free. CONCLUSIONS: In these cross-sectional analyses, periodontal pathology was detected more frequently on third molars than on first and second molars and caries experience was detected more frequently on first and second molars than on third molars. SN - 1531-5053 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21958663/Prevalence_of_third_molars_with_caries_experience_or_periodontal_pathology_in_young_adults_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0278-2391(11)01262-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -