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Table 4 ‘Do you consider the prophylactic extraction of the upper/lower third molar useful to prevent anterior dental crowding?’

From: Third molars and dental crowding: different opinions of orthodontists and oral surgeons among Italian practitioners

  Orthodontists Oral surgeons
  <45 years >45 years <45 years >45 years
Maxilla     
Yes 4 (10.8%) 6 (10.1%) 2 (7.1%) 9 (22%)
No 33 (89.2%) 53 (89.9%) 26 (92.9%) 32 (78%)
Mandible     
Yes 15 (40.5%) 25 (42.4%) 7 (25.9%) 18 (43.9%)
No 22 (59.5%) 34 (57.6%) 20 (74.1%) 23 (56.1%)
  1. Answers according to age groups, P > 0.05.