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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part A

Ectopic third molar in the mandibular jaw: Literature review

AUTHOR(S): Elias Boutros, Mohamed Sabe-Alarab, Fawaz Jaber, Ali Baloush and Ghaith Kasab
ABSTRACT:Purpose: To review the literature associated with ectopic third molar in the mandibular jaw.
Materials and Methods: A review of the literature was performed to record the Position of the ectopic tooth, patient’s personal data, and Surgical choice.
Results: 32 articles were identified and reviewed in the presented study, ectopic third molars were generally located in the condylar region, Sigmoid notch, Coronoid region, ramus, Angulus. In our literature review showed more cases of ectopic third molars located in the condylar region than in the ramus or coronoid. There were higher prevalence in women and fourth decades of life were the most common time for this mishap to occur. Different methods of recovery were used.
Conclusion: The results of this review suggest that ectopic teeth must be removed if they cause symptoms. The surgical route should be designed according to the location and position of the third molar.
Pages: 45-47  |  782 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Elias Boutros, Mohamed Sabe-Alarab, Fawaz Jaber, Ali Baloush, Ghaith Kasab. Ectopic third molar in the mandibular jaw: Literature review. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(4):45-47.
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