Four impacted fourth molars in a young patient: a case report

Clementini, Marco and Ottria, Liliana and Pandolfi, C. and Agrestini, Corrado and Barlattani, Alberto (2012) Four impacted fourth molars in a young patient: a case report. Oral & implantology, 5 (4). pp. 100-103. ISSN 2035-2468

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The occurrence of supernumerary teeth is a relatively uncommon dental anomaly and it’s rare for patients to haveimpacted fourth molars in all quadrant.Aim of this work is to describe the presence of bilateral fourth molars in the maxilla and the mandible in a young male pa-tient aged 22 years came to our hospital with acute pericoronal infection around unerupted third inferior molars. Routine radiographic examination revealed impacted inferior third molars but also unerupted bilateral upper and inferior fourth molars.The acute infection was treated by local measures and the patient was subsequently admitted for removal of third and fourth impacted upper and lower molars under general anesthesia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Fourth molar, wisdom teeth, impacted tooth, oral surgery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.6 Odontoiatria
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 12:11
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 10:44

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