Abnormal multiply unerupted permanent molars have long received the attention of anatomists and maxillofacial surgeons besides the other developmental teeth anomalies. This paper presents a clinical case of a 23-year-old male patient who was admitted to the department of maxillofacial surgery in faculty of dentistry in Gulhane Medical School with a six month history of pain at the rest position and during chewing and also tender on his right corpus of mandible. The impaction which resulted in eruption failure and anatomical dislocation of the normally developed three mandibular molar teeth was found. It was defined facial asymmetry on his right side in extra-oral examination. Diagnosis of multiple abnormal unerupted mandibular molar teeth was confirmed by panoramic and 3D CT images. The unerupted inverted tooth was the third molar which is positioned to basis of the mandible on the right side. In the other side, the first molar was placed on basis of mandible and located distoangulary. The second molar was located on middle of the left corpus mandible vertically. And also, the third molar was erupted mesioangulary. The arch-length was evaluated by the oral surgeon. Mesio-distal distance between the teeth was to be sufficient. Causes of impacted permanent teeth might have been influenced by local factors such as prolonged deciduous tooth retention, malposed tooth germs, but not causing arch-length deficiency and supernumerary teeth. Abnormalities such as those reported in the present case are significant during maxillofacial surgery.
Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía
International Journal of Morphology v.27 n.1 2009
Malposed molar teeth
Multiple Abnormal Unerupted Mandibular Permanent Molar Teeth: A Case Report