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Table 5 Frequency of the justifications for the extraction of the lower third molars when orthodontists (ORTHO) and oralmaxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) examined one (XR1) or two serial (XR1+2) radiographs

From: The prediction of impacted versus spontaneously erupted mandibular third molars

Justifications XR1 (n=34) XR1+2 (n=34)
OMFS (n=27) ORTHO (n=27) OMFS (n=27) ORTHO (n=27)
Pathology 172 (15.48%) 13 (1.35%) 260 (17.38%) 21 (1.98%)
Resorption 210 (18.90%) 314 (32.48%) 202 (13.50%) 167 (15.75%)
Crowding 23 (2.08%) 0 17 (1.14%) 0
Caries 79 (7.11%) 140 (14.47%) 158 (10.56%) 173 (16.32%)
Impaction 586 (52.74%) 490 (50.67%) 806 (53.88%) 685 (64.62%)
Others 41 (3.69%) 10 (1.03%) 53 (3.54%) 14 (1.33%)
Total 1111 967 1496 1060