Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 173--176

Prevalence of mandibular third molar impaction and agenesis: A radiographic South Indian study


Ananthalakshmi Ramamurthy1, Jeya Pradha2, Sathiya Jeeva1, Nadeem Jeddy3, J Sunitha1, Selva Kumar4 
1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Reader, Department of Oral Pathology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Thai bloogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Reader, Department of Oral Surgery, Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ananthalakshmi Ramamurthy
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Aims and objective: To evaluate the prevalence of (i) impaction of mandibular third molar, (ii) agenesis of mandibular third molar and (iii) angulation of impaction radiographically. Materials and methods: The sample size consists of 1,005 patients above 18 years. The orthopantomograph of the patients are interpreted for eruption/pattern of impaction/agenesis of mandibular third molar. Conclusion: Bilateral impaction of mandibular third molar is common than unilateral impaction. Agenesis of mandibular third molar is seen in 122 to 12.5% of patients. Mesioangular is the commonest pattern of impaction No sex predisposition is in prevalence of impaction. Agenesis is seen more commonly in females than males.


How to cite this article:
Ramamurthy A, Pradha J, Jeeva S, Jeddy N, Sunitha J, Kumar S. Prevalence of mandibular third molar impaction and agenesis: A radiographic South Indian study.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2012;24:173-176


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Ramamurthy A, Pradha J, Jeeva S, Jeddy N, Sunitha J, Kumar S. Prevalence of mandibular third molar impaction and agenesis: A radiographic South Indian study. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 May 27 ];24:173-176
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