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Title: Completely impacted teeth in dentate and edentulous jaws
Authors: Al-Faleh, W.
Keywords: Completely impacted teeth; dentate; edentulous jaws
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal
Citation: Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal; 29(2): 255-260
Abstract: The aim of this study was to study the prevalence of completely impacted teeth in dentate and edentulous jaws. Panoramic radiographs of 2000 patients were retrospectively evaluated. There were 1124 females and 876 males who attended dental clinic at king Saud university, The tooth was considered impacted when it is completely covered with bone or not aligned with the rest of the teeth in either dental arch. 141 (7.1%) patients were found to have either single or multiple completely impacted teeth. It was found more common in dentate patients 7.3 % than edentulous 5.3%. 119(6%) patients had permanent tooth impaction where as 22 patients (1.1%) had supernumerary impaction,most of them were found in male dentate patients, The most common permanent tooth found to be impacted was permanent canine followed by premolar. For supernumerary impaction, supernumerary teeth resemble the morphology of the premolar tooth in the premolar area were more common than mesiodens. Radiographic examination with panoramic radiograph is not enough for examination of the impacted teeth. More detailed examination is needed to evaluate the exact location of the impacted teeth in the dental arch and its proximity to the vital structures or to the adjacent teeth. Therefore, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is recommended.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14084
ISSN: 1012-8700
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