EFFECTS OF ERUPTION LEVEL AND ANGULATION OF THIRD MOLARS ON CARIES FORMATION IN ADJACENT TOOTH BY PANAROMIC RADIOGRAPHS.
Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha institute of medical and technical science, Saveetha University, Chennai,Tamilnadu, India,600077, E-mail:email@example.com
Dr. Sangavi .R
Senior lecturer, Department of oral medicine, Radiology and Special care dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences,
Saveetha University, Chennai 77, Tamil Nadu, India, Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep
Associate Professor, Department of conservative and endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha university,
Chennai – 600077, Tamil Nadu, India, Email Id: email@example.com
The partially erupted maxillary third molars with an eruption level of position B caused caries more frequently both in themselves and in the adjacent teeth. Similarly, the angulation of the partially erupted maxillary third molars was also effective on caries formation.If your wisdom teeth have enough space, and if they grow in straight, you might not ever feel pain. However, if your wisdom teeth erupt and there isn’t enough room for them in your mouth, they typically cause intense pain, inflammation, and irritation.This study is aimed to determine the prevalence of impacted third molars and to investigate the effects of their eruption level and angulation on caries formation in the distal of the adjacent tooth.This cross-sectional study was conducted on panoramic radiographs of 38481 patients who were admitted to the Trakya University, Faculty of Dentistry. The panoramic radiographs of 7998 patients with at least one impacted third molar were included. Third molars were classified according to Winter’s classification and Pell and Gregory’s classification. The frequency of caries in partially impacted third molars and adjacent second molars was determined. The chi-square tests were used to determine potential associations between the third molars’ level of eruption, angulation, and caries development.
Keywords: Third molars , eruption level , angulation , caries , adjacent tooth