Third molar

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Dental Society Apollonia

Current Care Guideline «Viisaudenhammas»1 and Summary «Viisaudenhammas»2 in Finnish

Third Molar Guideline in English «Third molar»3

The aim of the guideline is to promote uniformity in the clinical decision making, improve the quality of care, and prevent health problems related to third molars. The main problem is partial eruption followed by local infection with symptoms concerning mainly young adults. Indications for extraction are symptoms, clinical or radiological pathology, other dental or general disease, and preventive removal. Antibiotics are useful in the prevention of postoperative infections. Prevention of nerve injuries of removals is emphasized, and several methods are presented from coronectomy to centralizing the difficult operations to experts.

Irja Ventä (Chair)

Marja Pöllänen

Tuula Ingman

Mika Mattila

Ari Rajasuo

Juha Sane