GUTHUA, S.W., MWANIKI, D.L. A retrospective Study of impacted wisdom teeth in 110 patients treated in Nairobi, Kenya. Afr. Dent. J; 6: 30-33,1992.

Citation:
W PROFGUTHUASYMON. "GUTHUA, S.W., MWANIKI, D.L. A retrospective Study of impacted wisdom teeth in 110 patients treated in Nairobi, Kenya. Afr. Dent. J; 6: 30-33,1992.". In: Afr. Dent. J; 6: 30-33. Elsevier; 1992.

Abstract:

S.W. Guthua* and D.L. Mwaniki**
Afr. Dental Journal 1992, 6: 30-33
SUMMARY: Analysis of 110 records of patients who presented with impacted mandibular 3 rd molars was carried out to determine the frequency of occurrence of unilateral and bilateral impactions and their characteristics. 68.2% of the patients had bilaterial impactions. Among the patients with bilateral impactions, 72% had mesioangular impaction occurring either bilaterally or in combination with other types of impaction. Furthermore, 38.7% mesioangular impactions were observed on the right and left sides in the patients with bilateral impactions. Among the patients with unilateral impactions, 40.2% presented with mesioangular impaction, while 25.7% presented with distoangular impactions. While these observations support the general consensus regarding aetiology of mandibular 3 rd molar impactions as being tooth-tissue discrepancy, the possible influence of other factors is suggested.

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