Background: Surgical removal of mandibular and maxillary third molar impactions is a most frequent procedure in the routine dentistry. The present study was conducted to various indicators for removal of impacted mandibular third molars. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 312 patients of mandibular impacted third molars of both genders. Various indicators for removal of impacted mandibular third molars were also recorded. All patients were treated following standardized surgical protocol. Results: Out of 312 patients, males were 150 and females were 162. Maximum cases were seen in age group 18-24 years (180) followed by 25-34 years (120) and >35 years (12). The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The most common reason for removal of mandibular third molar was pericoronitis in 160, pulpitis in 45, periodontitis in 40, caries 2nd molar in 30, cysts/tumors in 20, root resorption in 10, orthodontics in 5 and unknown in 2. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that most common reason for removal of mandibular third molar was pericoronitis, pulpitis, periodontitis, caries 2nd molar, cysts/tumors, root resorption, orthodontics and unknown.
Key words: Impacted, Periodontitis, Pericoronitis
Received: 11 April, 2019 Revised: 12 May 2019 Accepted: 15 May 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Manzoor Mohd Dar, Registrar, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, GDC, Srinagar, India.
This article may be cited as: Dar MM, Bashir S, Jaan I, Sadaf, Shaan. Assessment of various indicators for removal of impacted mandibular third molars- An observational study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(7): 22-24.