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GONZALEZ ESPANGLER, Liuba et al. Characterization of the formation and development of the third molars. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.34-44. ISSN 1029-3019.

An observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Orthodontics of "Martires del Moncada" Provincial School of Dentistry in Santiago de Cuba, with the purpose of characterizing the formation and development of the third molars according to age, location, gender and ethnicity, in the period of May 2010 to the same month of 2011. The necessary information was obtained from medical records and panoramic x-rays of patients admitted to this department. In the case series the average age of the crypt onset was 8.7 years and the eruptive movements from 11 to 12.2 years; it was also concluded that the lower arch, male sex and black race were advanced to reach the different stages of formation and development of wisdom teeth. It was recommended to carry out another study on this, but with a greater number of patients and at younger ages, and to propose a scheme of the third molar formation and development in the territory

Keywords : third molar; formation of the third molar; development of the third molar; wisdom tooth.

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