International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part F
Evaluation of mandibular third molar impaction distribution on OPG: A digital radiographic study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Syed Shahbaz and Dr. MD Munnawarulla Khan
ABSTRACT:Introduction: Third molars are the most common teeth that may follow an abortive eruption path and become impacted as a result of pathology, anatomical structures or insufficient osseous space posterior to the second molars. Aims & Objectives: The present study evaluated (1) the distribution of the impaction of mandibular third molar; (2) the distribution of the patterns of impaction radiographically; and (3) the gender distribution for pattern of impaction. Methodology: This hospital-based digital retrospective study was conducted over a course of 12 months in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology and presents the analysis of 150 panoramic radiographs of patients between the age group of 18-30 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 was followed by horizontal, whereas in females it was followed by vertical. Conclusion: The present study provides useful data regarding the radiographic status of impacted mandibular third molars in patients.
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Dr. Syed Shahbaz, Dr. MD Munnawarulla Khan. Evaluation of mandibular third molar impaction distribution on OPG: A digital radiographic study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(4):393-396.