Accession Number : ADA116068

Title :   Impaction of First Permanent Molars-Case Report.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar 82-May 82,

Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grover,P S ; Lorton,Lewis

PDF Url : ADA116068

Report Date : 10 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Occasionally, the extraction of an impacted tooth provides a clinical challenge for an oral surgeon. Any tooth may be impacted, but third molars and maxillary cuspids are most frequently encountered followed by premolars and supernumerary teeth. Various surveys have reported the rate and frequency of impacted teeth. Impactions can occur because of malpositioning of the tooth bud or obstruction in the path of eruption. Two unusual cases of impacted permanent first molars are described. The importance of panoramic radiographs in the identification of such anomalously placed teeth is stressed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Teeth, Surgery, Extraction, Case studies, Recruits, Army personnel

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE