REGULATION OF CUSPS AND ROOTS MORPHOLOGY OF UPPER WISDOM TOOTH
The objective of this study was to evaluate the regulation of cusps and roots morphology of upper wisdom tooth. This Descriptive cross sectional study was conducted at Department of Oral Biology Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore from September 2020 to February 2021. Total 100 extracted 3rd molars were gathered. Informed consent was taken from the patients. The teeth with carious lesions and damaged crown were excluded from the study. Data was collected and entered into SPSS for the calculations of percentage and frequencies. A total of 110 maxillary 3rd molars were collected. Among maxillary upper 3rd molar cusp 33.64% were tricuspid, followed by four cuspid 32.72%, five cuspid 4.54% and 29.09% had enamel spherical projections. The types of root morphology in maxillary third molar: unique 53.5%, bifida 11.4%, trifid 3.5%, three roots 28.1% and four roots 3.5%. Morphology of the upper wisdom teeth vary greatly from tricuspid to five cuspid teeth. Roots also show great variation from bifida to trifid, three roots to four roots.
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