PATTERN OF MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLAR IMPACTION: A RADIOGRAPHIC STUDY

  • Sana Rauf BDS, Demonstrator, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore.
  • Waqar Ali BDS, FCPS, FFDRC S, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore.
  • Qunoot Tariq BDS, Demonstrator, Periodontics
  • Rabia Chaudhry BDS, Demonstrator, Oral Medicine Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Syeda Sadaf Kazmi M Phil, BDS, Oral Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore.
  • Muhammad Imtiaz BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Fatima Memorial College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore
Keywords: Pattern, Mandibualar impacted teeth, Mandibular third molar impaction, Pakistan

Abstract

Impacted teeth, if left untreated, have potential to induce various complications. The aim of the current study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of impacted mandibular third molar in a Pakistani population. This retrospective study evaluated 601 panoramic radiographs of selected patients. Data were collected regarding age and gender, prevalence of impacted mandibular third molars, angulation of impacted teeth, level of impaction, and relationship of the mandibular third molar with the ramus. The mean age of patients was 32.90 ± 11.24 years (range 16 to 81 years). A significant association was observed between gender and impaction of mandibular thirs molars (p < 0.05). The most common kind of impaction in the mandible was mesioangular, followed by vertical, horizontal and distoangular impaction.

Published
2019-10-09
How to Cite
Rauf, S., Ali, W., Tariq, Q., Chaudhry, R., Kazmi, S. S., & Imtiaz, M. (2019). PATTERN OF MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLAR IMPACTION: A RADIOGRAPHIC STUDY. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 39(3), 238-242. Retrieved from http://www.podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/421
Section
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery