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Title: Incidence of Third Molar Impaction in a Sample of Saudi Patients from Riyadh
Authors: Gomaa, N.
Al-Shawaf, M.
Keywords: • Third molar impaction; Saudi sample; Riyadh
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Dental Medicine
Citation: Al-Azhar Dental Journal; 7(1): 9-24
Abstract: Four hundred and forty files of saudi patients treated at the college of dentistry, King saud University were eamined , only 2.3 % were complining of pericoronitis or operculitis . one hundred and eighteen patients 26.8 % had third molar impaction . Fifty three percent of these patients were male and 47% females. Impaction mandibular third molar predominated in male patients while maxillary third molars impaction prevailed in females. Age group between 20-29 years had the highest incidence while older Saudi patients shsowed less incidence of impaction indicating a sign of tooth – jaw disproportions in the younger generation or a sign of civilization that eliminates the need for large and powerful jaws . Mesioangular inclination especially in the mandible, class I and depth C predominated in this study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14060
ISSN: 1110-6751
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