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Fig. 2.

Relationship between retromolar papilla and retromolar pad when a third molar is present. Directly overlying the base or mesial side of the bony retromolar triangle is the retromolar papilla, a small rolled or crescent-shaped elevation of the mucosa. Retromolar pad is posteriorly continuous with the pterygomandibular raphe. (A) The distal half of a third molar is partially covered with retromolar papilla. (B) Retromolar papilla is clearly located surrounding the distal surface of a third molar.

J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci 2019;35:64-71
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