Prevalence of impacted third molars and its associated pathologies among population in Sanaa city – Yemen

Keywords

Third molar – panoramic – dental caries – pathology

How to Cite

Shumar, A. (2020). Prevalence of impacted third molars and its associated pathologies among population in Sanaa city – Yemen. International Arab Journal of Dentistry (IAJD), 11(2). Retrieved from https://journals.usj.edu.lb/iajd/article/view/497

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of impacted third molars and its associated pathologies in a random sample of Yemeni
population in Sana’a.
This study represents retrospective orthopantomogram (OPG) analysis of 1900 patients chosen randomly from digital x-rays centers in Sana’a, Yemen. Data
collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25.
Among 1900 OPG’s, impacted third molars were found in 741 (39%), most commonly noticed in female 467 (63.1%), mandibular jaw 325 (43.86%),
mesiangular 510 (55.9%) in mandible and distoangular 316 (52.5%) in maxilla, class IB 633 (41.84%). Associated pathology was dental caries in the
second or third molar 67 (9%). Pathologies mostly affects mandible 197 (91.6%); they occur in mesioangular 98 (45.6%), class I 125 (58.1%), level B 96
(44.7%) position.
As a conclusion, impacted third molar is a common problem that affects nearly one third of Yemeni population