Radiographic assessment of distribution of mandibular third molar impaction: A retrospective study
Dr. Anjani Kumar Shukla, Dr. Ravi Kumar, Dr. Ashok Kumar
Introduction: Third molars are the most frequently impacted teeth because of their particular topography, phylogeny and ontogeny. They are directly or indirectly associated with numerous disorders in the mouth, jaw and facial regions. Therefore, the extraction of third molars is one of the most common surgical procedure for Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons. Aims and Objectives: The present study evaluated (1) the distribution of the impaction of mandibular third molar; (2) the distribution of the patterns of impaction radiographically. Materials and Methods: This hospital‑based retrospective study was conducted over a course of 6 months in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology and presents the analysis of 120 panoramic radiographs of patients between the age group of 18–35 years. They were interpreted and assessed for the impaction of mandibular third molars. Statistical analysis was done by Chi‑square test. Results: Bilateral impaction of mandibular third molar is more common than unilateral in both the sexes, with mesioangular being the most common pattern. In males, mesioangular pattern is most common was followed by horizontal, whereas in females it was followed by vertical. Conclusion: The present study provides useful data regarding the radiographic position of impacted mandibular third molars in patients.
Dr. Anjani Kumar Shukla, Dr. Ravi Kumar, Dr. Ashok Kumar. Radiographic assessment of distribution of mandibular third molar impaction: A retrospective study. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 8, 2017, Pages 114-116