Frequency and Difficulty Score of Lower Third Molar Impaction in the Patients Referring to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Mashhad Dental School (2017-2018)

Eshghpour, Majid and Shaban, Baratollah and Sarfarzi, Sara and Samieirad, Sahand (2018) Frequency and Difficulty Score of Lower Third Molar Impaction in the Patients Referring to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Mashhad Dental School (2017-2018). Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 42 (4). pp. 340-347.

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Abstract

Introduction: Impacted teeth are a common incident with significant frequency and distribution variation in various populations. Several complications may arise if immediate diagnosis and proper treatment are not performed in the case of impacted lower wisdom teeth. The present study aimed to evaluate the frequency and difficulty score of lower third molar impaction in the patients referring to the oral and maxillofacial surgery department of Mashhad Dental School, Iran. Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on 743 patients referring to the oral and maxillofacial surgery department of Mashhad Dental School during September 2017-March 2018. The position, impaction angle, and difficulty score were determined by panoramic views. Results: Out of 1,118 impacted lower third molars, 456 cases (41) had a mesioangular position, 293 cases (26) were horizontal, 276 cases (25) were vertical, and 94 cases (8) had a distoangular position. In addition, impaction was more prevalent in women (58) compared to men. The most frequent impaction was the moderate type (53). However, no significant correlation was observed between gender and the difficulty score of the impacted teeth. On the other hand, a significant correlation was denoted between gender and the angle of wisdom teeth impaction based on the Schiller and Winter classification, as well as the impaction depth and ramus relation based on the Pell and Gregory classification (P<0.001). Conclusion: According to the results, the frequency of moderate-to-severe impacted lower third molars was high in the patients referring to Mashhad Dental School. Therefore, it is critical to perform accurate screening, timely diagnosis, and proper treatment in these cases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2018 09:46
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2018 09:46
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10687

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