Impacted third and fourth molars: A case series

Impacted third and fourth molars: A case series.

  • Babalola O. Castano Dental center, General Hospital Lagos Island, Lagos
  • Olalekan M. Gbotolorun Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos
  • Clement A. Oluwarotimi Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos
  • Adeshina O.S. Ayodele Dental center, General Hospital Lagos Island, Lagos
Keywords: Impacted third fourth molars

Abstract

We present short literature review, summary of patients’ clinical presentations and radiological images of a case series of impacted mandibular fourth molars. Supernumerary impacted mandibular molars are a rare dentofacial anomaly, which are usually accidental clinical findings when asymptomatic. These may result from the dichotomy of tooth-bud or extra tooth-bud formation during dentition evolution.    

Keywords: Supernumerary, non-syndromic, mandible, third molar, fourth molar.

Published
2020-06-01