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European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2019 December;3(3):59-62

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.19.00179-6

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Influence of impacted mandibular third molar on angle fracture: a retrospective study among north Indian population

Pradeep SHARMA , Amit KUMAR, Vidhi C. RATHI, Rajarshi GHOSH, Lily RAJPUT, Sanjeev KUMAR

ITS Dental College, Asalatnagar, India



BACKGROUND: To study the incidence of mandibular fracture among facial fractures and to evaluate the presence and type of impacted third molar on the mandibular angle fracture among the population of Ghaziabad.
METHODS: The records and radiographs of 208 facial fractures cases were retrospectively analyzed and number of mandibular fractures was noted. The presence or absence of impacted or unerupted teeth and its relation to the occurrence of fractures of mandible was assessed for each subject.
RESULTS: The number of patients with a mandibular angle fracture associated with an impacted tooth was more than patients with no fracture in the impacted or unerupted teeth area. There was a statistically significant variation in the risk for a mandibular fracture depending on the presence of impacted or unerupted teeth (P<0.001).
CONCLUSIONS: The most common fracture seen in mandible was found to be symphysis and parasymphysis fracture and the presence of unerupted third molar increases the likelihood of angle fracture.


KEY WORDS: Mandibular fractures; Molar, third; India

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