ETIOLOGY AND PATTERN OF IMPACTED MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLARS — A STUDY

  • Sana Wazir BDS, FCPS, Specialist Registrar Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery PGMI Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar
  • Muslim Khan BDS, FCPS, MHPE, Associate Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Khyber College of Dentistry Peshawar
  • Muhammad Ashfaq BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar
  • Saima Manzoor BDS FCPS (1), Demonstrator Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar
Keywords: Impacted 3rd molar, Pell and Gregory classification, Winter’s angulation, pattern, pericoronitis

Abstract

Mandibular third molar are the most commonly occurring impacted teeth. The reason for impaction can be lack of space, decreased skeletal growth and disproportionate crown size. Various symptoms can be associated with impacted third molars such as, pain, caries, pericoronitis, periodontal problems and root resorption. A descriptive cross sectional study was carried out on a total of 89 patients and on 100 mandibular impacted teeth over a period of 12 months. The age range was from 15 to 44 years mean age 25.7 years SD + 5.79 impacted teeth were more common in males than females. Mesioangular impaction was the most common angulation of impacted mandibular third molar and class II A was most common pattern according to Winter’s and Pell and Gregory classification. The most common presenting complaint was pain and caries of second and third molars followed by periodontal disease and pericoronitis.

Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Wazir, S., Khan, M., Ashfaq, M., & Manzoor, S. (2017). ETIOLOGY AND PATTERN OF IMPACTED MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLARS — A STUDY. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(4), 547-550. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/12
Section
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery