Proximity to the MC Description
Distant from the canal There is a radiologic separation of > 1 mm between the tips of the roots of the third molar and the MC.
Close to the canal There is unchanged superimposition of the root apices over the MC.
Intimate to the canal The tips of the roots are considered to be intimate to the MC when ≥ 1 of the following 3 criteria are met:
  1. Diversion of the MC;
  2. Darkening of the root;
  3. Deflected root apices.