Dr. Madhumati Singh, Dr. Anindya Chakrabarty
Abstract: Objectives To assess the prevalence of different pattern of impacted teeth. Materials &, amp, amp, amp, amp, amp, Method A retrospective study of the digital orthopantomograms of 500 patients from Dept of Oral &, amp, amp, amp, amp, amp, Maxillofacial Surgery, Rajarajeswari Dental College &, amp, amp, amp, amp, amp, Hospital, Bangalore was carried out. The investigation was done to relate the impaction to the angulation of tooth, age, and sex. Result Panoramic radiographs of 500 patients aged 18 to 35 years were examined. The prevalence of teeth impaction was 33.6 % among this age distribution. Two hundred twenty four impacted tooth were found. Mandibular right third molars were the most commonly encountered impactions 67 (29 %). The distal angulations was the most common pattern of impaction in case of mandibular whereas mesio-angular was the common variant of maxillary third molar. Incidence of impaction is more common to 22 to 26 year age (42.8 %). Conclusion In our study impaction was more commonly seen in younger population. The mandibular third molars were the most frequently impacted in distoangular orientation whereas maxillary third molar were mesioangular.
Keywords: impaction, third molar, mesioangular, distoangular, maxillary, mandibular