Volume 3, Issue 2 (4-2018)                   J Res Dent Maxillofac Sci 2018, 3(2): 46-49 | Back to browse issues page


XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Hamzezadeh Tofighi O, Khabir F, Fazlisalehi O. Unorthodox Change in the Angulation of an Impacted Mandibular Third Molar: A rare Case Report. J Res Dent Maxillofac Sci 2018; 3 (2) :46-49
URL: http://jrdms.dentaliau.ac.ir/article-1-197-en.html
1- Postgraduate Student, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dept, Dental Branch Of Tehran, , ohtofighi@gmail.com
2- Postgraduate Student, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dept, Dental Branch Of Tehran,
Abstract:   (3244 Views)
Background: Third molars are the most frequently impacted teeth, and extensive research has been carried out delineating their impaction prevalence, classification, and treatment approaches. We present a rare case of an impacted mandibular third molar which went through unprecedented changes in angulation over an eight-year time span with no particular pathologic, traumatic, or therapeutic interference.
Case presentation: A 22-year-old female presented with an asymptomatic mesioangular impacted lower right third molar. Upon the patient’s next visit (eight years later), the newly obtained panoramic radiograph showed that the tooth’s crown has angulated towards the roots of the adjacent tooth, rendering the impaction to be horizontal rather than mesioangular. Given the changing position and angulation, it was decided to surgically extract the tooth.
Conclusion: Early extraction of impacted teeth in patients that are candidates for such treatment in terms of age and medical conditions is recommended since changes in the angulation of impacted teeth could make the procedure more difficult.
Full-Text [PDF 294 kb]   (1306 Downloads) |   |   Full-Text (HTML)  (937 Views)  
Type of Study: Case report |

References
1. Ryalat S, AlRyalat SA, Kassob Z, Hassona Y, Al-Shayyab MH, Sawair F. Impaction of lower third molars and their association with age: radiological perspectivesBMC Oral Health. 2018 Apr 4;18(1):58. [DOI:10.1186/s12903-018-0519-1] [PMID] [PMCID]
2. Eshghpour M, Nezadi A, Moradi A, Shamsabadi RM, Rezaei NM, Nejat A. Pattern of mandibular third molar impaction: A cross-sectional study in northeast of Iran. Niger J Clin Pract. 2014 Nov-Dec;17(6):673-7. [DOI:10.4103/1119-3077.144376] [PMID]
3. Al-Dajani M, Abouonq AO, Almohammadi TA, Alruwaili MK, Alswilem RO, Alzoubi IA. A Cohort Study of the Patterns of Third Molar Impaction in Panoramic Radiographs in Saudi Population. Open Dent J. 2017 Dec 26;11:648-60. [DOI:10.2174/1874210601711010648] [PMID] [PMCID]
4. Prajapati VK, Mitra R, Vinayak KM. Pattern of mandibular third molar impaction and its association to caries in mandibular second molar: A clinical variant. Dent Res J (Isfahan). 2017 Mar-Apr;14(2):137-42.
5. Nance PE, White RP Jr, Offenbacher S, Phillips C, Blakey GH, Haug RH. Change in third molar angulation and position in young adults and follow-up periodontal pathology. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006 Mar;64(3):424-8.. [DOI:10.1016/j.joms.2005.11.012] [PMID]
6. Hattab FN. Positional changes and eruption of impacted mandibular third molars in young adults. A radiographic 4-year follow-up study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1997 Dec;84(6):604-8. [DOI:10.1016/S1079-2104(97)90359-0]
7. Baik UB, Kook YA, Bayome M, Park JU, Park JH. Vertical eruption patterns of impacted mandibular third molars after the mesialization of second molars using miniscrews. Angle Orthod. 2016 Jul;86(4):565-70. [DOI:10.2319/061415-399.1] [PMID]
8. Sandhu S, Kaur T. Radiographic study of the positional changes and eruption of impacted third molars in young adults of an Asian Indian population. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Aug;66(8):1617-24. [DOI:10.1016/j.joms.2007.08.015] [PMID]
9. Inger k. Mechanism of human tooth eruption: review article including a new theory for future studies on the eruption process. Scientifica (Cairo). 2014;2014:341905. [DOI:10.1155/2014/341905] [PMID] [PMCID]
10. Martin A, Perinetti G, Costantinides F, Maglione M. Coronectomy as a surgical approach to impacted mandibular third molars: a systematic review. Head Face Med. 2015 Apr 10;11:9. [DOI:10.1186/s13005-015-0068-7] [PMID] [PMCID]
11. Leung YY, Cheung KY. Root migration pattern after third molar coronectomy: a long-term analysis. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jun;47(6):802-8. [DOI:10.1016/j.ijom.2018.01.015] [PMID]

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA

Send email to the article author


Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2024 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Journal of Research in Dental and Maxillofacial Sciences

Designed & Developed by: Yektaweb