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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30

Clinical and orthopantomographic evaluation of mandibular third molar

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnartaka, India
2 S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Science and Research, Gulbarga, India
3 College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnartaka, India

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F K Saraswati
Department of Oral medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnartaka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.62518

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Objective: To evaluate sensitivity of orthopentograph (OPG) in assessing the number and morphology of roots of the mandibular third molar. Materials and Methods : The study population consisted of 100 ILTMs (impacted lower third molars) ranging from 18 to 42 years with equal sex distribution. All the teeth were subsequently extracted , collected and compared with OPG features for position, numb,er, morphology, and relation to mandibular canal. Conclusion: In conclusion, a large sample study is suggested with techniques like Clark's and right angle technique which determines the three-dimensional orientation of the impacted teeth.

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