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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Radiographic study of the third molar in Senegalese population

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Author Details : NDIAYE Mamadou Lamine*, SOUMBOUNDOU Sankoung, DIATTA Mamadou, NDIAY Fallou, TOURE Babacar

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 126-130

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Aim: The aim was to study the status of the third molar in a Senegalese population using panoramic radiography.
Materials and Methods: The study covered 183 patients, aged 20 to 45 years, who came to the Department of Dentistry for consultation. After a clinical examination, each patient was given a panoramic x-ray. The variables of the third molar studied were: agenesis, impacted status, angle inclination of the third mandibular molar.
Results: Of the 732 third molars explored, 76.6% (n=561) were anatomically well implanted on the dental arch. The prevalence of agenesis of the third molar in the study sample was 6.9% (n=50) and it was higher at the maxillary with 7.1%. On the other hand, the third molars impacted represented 12.8% (n=94) and they were more important at the mandible with 13.7%. Extraction was more frequent in the third mandibular molar. Mesio-angulation was the most common pattern.
Conclusion: This study provided an overview of the prevalence of agenesis of the third molar and the value of panoramic radiography in the third molar study.

Keywords: Agenesis, Impacted tooth, Panoramic radiography, Third molars.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-3838.2018.0032

How to cite : Lamine N M, Sankoung S, Mamadou D, Fallou N, Babacar T, Radiographic study of the third molar in Senegalese population. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2018;4(4):126-130

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