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Study of pattern and prevalence of maxillary impacted third molars in Ghaziabad population

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the prevalence and pattern of upper impacted third molar with the help of orthopantomograms (OPG). Methodology: A total of 276 preoperative orthopantomograms were screened from the year 2020 – 2022 of the patients who reported to the Santosh Dental College and Hospital. Result: Out of 276 OPGs, 108 Orthopantomograms were excluded from the study as they did not fit under our inclusion criteria. Among 168 orthopantomograms, 96 were male patient (57.14%) and 72 were female patient (42.85%). The most common pattern of angulation seen in maxillary third molar was vertical (36% on right side and 31.2% on left side) followed by distoangular (11.71% on right side and 11.41% on left side), mesioangular (9% on right side and 12% on left side) and horizontal (0.57%). Class A impaction was common in maxilla. Conclusion: Surgical removal of the impacted maxillary third molar requires proper evaluation and assessment on the basis of different criteria.

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Amit B. Lall, Mayank Singhal, Sanjeev Tomar, Anupam Bhardwaj, Sonakshi Singh, Tanya Kusum. Study of pattern and prevalence of maxillary impacted third molars in Ghaziabad population. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.1215-1217; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.12151217; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no25-december-2022/study-pattern-prevalence

Keywords

Maxillary impacted third molar,  Angulation,  Orthopantomograms
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