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Abstract

ERUPTION STATUS OF THIRD MOLARS IN BIHAR. A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY

Md. Asad Iqubal*, Rohit Singh, Jazib Nazeer, Supriya Singh and Vaibhav Kamal

ABSTRACT

Aim and Objective: The aim of the present study is to determine the number of third molars per person, amount of space for eruption of third molar between ramus of mandible and second molar status. To study the eruption status of third molar in population of bihar. Materials and methods: The study conducted at Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, patna dental college and hospital, Bihar A total of 300 patients (108 females and 192 males) visiting outpatient department between the age group of 15 and 30 with a mean age of 22.5 years were selected before starting the study. Results: The results showed approximately 94.66% of the subjects had all four third molars, 8.6% had three third molars, 4.6% had two third molars and 2% had one third molars. Level of occlusal plane of third molar similar to that of adjacent tooth seen in 52.65%. Below the occlusal plane in 19.61%, totally impacted teeth noted in 27.73%. Conclusion: Because of increasing incidence of unerupted third molars and the association of numerous complications with these retained teeth, assessment of germ position and prognosis of third molar eruption is necessary for better patient management.

Keywords: Third molar, Impaction, Prevalence.


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