PATTERN OF IMPACTED MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLARS IN A SAUDI POPULATION

  • Saad Mohamednagib Alfergani BDS, General Dentist, Al- Qurayyat Specialized Dental Center, Al-Qurayyat, Saudi Arabia.
  • Khurram Latif pecialist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Al- Qurayyat Specialized Dental Center, Al-Qurayyat, Saudi Arabia.
  • Yousef Musarrah Alanazi Al-Qurayyat Specialized Dental Center, Makkah Street, District Hosaida, Al-Qurayyat, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Impaction, Mandibular, Third molar, Angulation, Depth

Abstract

Objective of this study was to highlight the pattern of mandibular 3rd molar impaction in Al- Qurayyat Saudi population. Two thousand eight hundred and eighty-one patients who visited the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Oral Medicine of Al-Qurayyat Specialized Dental Center, Al-Qurayyat, Saudi Arabia, were included in the study. The study was conducted from year 2014 to 2016. A total of 1869 (64.87%) patients out of 2881 patients who visited the Specialized Center had either unilateral or bilateral impacted lower third molar. The number of female patients were significantly (p<0.005) higher than males. Mesioangular impaction was the most common presentation [809/1869 (43.3%)]. Most common depth of the impaction was Level B [1271/1869 (68%)] and most common relation of the tooth with the ramus of the mandible was class II [1009/1869 (53.98%)]. Right side of the mandible was more commonly involved than the left [1032/1869 (55.22%)]. It can be concluded that the prevalence of mandibular third molar impaction was high in Al-Qurayyat, Saudi Arabia.

Published
2017-09-30
How to Cite
Alfergani, S. M., Latif, K., & Alanazi, Y. M. (2017). PATTERN OF IMPACTED MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLARS IN A SAUDI POPULATION. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(3), 407-410. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/47
Section
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery