Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i7.417
Revised: March 27, 2014
Accepted: May 28, 2014
Published online: July 28, 2014
Core tip: Surgical extraction of the third molar is the most commonly performed procedure in oral surgery. Careful preoperative examinations, including the use of computed tomography (CT) assessment, assist in the planning of in predicting the risks related to surgical interventions. The clinical significance of CT assessment in relation to third molar surgery is therefore reviewed and discussed.