Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 8 - 2020
Evaluation of the Radiographic Positions, the Symptom of Pain, Pathology and Pattern of Impaction of Mandibular Third Molar Teeth in Lebanese
Wahid Terro1*, Miray Terro2 and Rawad Ghaith2
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanon
2Postgraduate Studies Oral Surgery, Dental School, Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanon
*Corresponding Author: Wahid Terro, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanon.
Received:June 03, 2020; Published: July 03, 2020


Objective: This study aimed to analyze the pattern, pathology and symptom of pain associated with impacted mandibular third molars in Lebanese.

Design: The records of 272 patients with a total of 367 impacted mandibular third molars between the ages of 16 and 82 years (mean age 32.7 years) were collected and studied. For each patient, the following variables were recorded: age, sex, radiographic position of the impaction, pathology and symptom of pain if occurred.

Results: Showed that 49.86% of the study subjects had a symptom of pain, while 50.14% were pain-free. 41.15% of the patients were associated with pathology. Radiographic positions of the mandibular third molars were recorded as horizontal (33.51%), vertical (17.38%), inclined (46.86%), aberrant (1.63%) and inverted (0.27%).

Conclusion: Based on the results of this study it was concluded that the most common pattern of impaction was inclined and about half of the subjects had pain associated with impacted third molar and pathology.

Keywords: Impaction; Mandible; Third Molars; Pattern; Radiographic


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Citation: Wahid Terro., et al. “Evaluation of the Radiographic Positions, the Symptom of Pain, Pathology and Pattern of Impaction of Mandibular Third Molar Teeth in Lebanese”. EC Dental Science 19.7 (2020): 07-11.

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