OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study are to analyze the pattern; symptoms and pathology
associated with impacted mandibular third molar teeth.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: This descriptive case series study was conducted at department of
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad.
The duration of study was from 1st Nov 2011 to 31st July 2012.Patients complaining of impacted
teeth along with two diagnostic x rays, age, gender, type of impaction and associated pathology
RESULTS: Total of 290 patients were included in this study. Out of these females were predominantly affected, mean age was found to be 24.41 years. Vertical impaction was the most common type of mandibular impaction(37.4%) and pain, caries was the common pathological symptom associated with impacted teeth.
CONCLUSION: Our study showed most common age group involved was group 1 sample sizes.
Vertical and Mesioangular were most common impaction seen in this study group with common
symptoms pain and caries.
Key words: Impaction, Caries, Mandible, associated pathology.