A Retrospective Panoramic Radiographic Study on Prevalence of Impacted Teeth in South Karnataka PopulationSandeepa NC1*, Ajmal M1 and Deepika N2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Sandeepa NC
Department of Diagnostic Sciences
College of Dentistry
King Khalid University, KSA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 03, 2015; Accepted Date: February 07, 2016; Published Date: February 13, 2016
Citation: Sandeepa NC, Ajmal M, Deepika N (2016) A Retrospective Panoramic Radiographic Study on Prevalence of Impacted Teeth in South Karnataka Population. J Oral Hyg Health 4:197. doi:10.4172/2332-0702.1000197
Copyright: © 2016 Sandeepa NC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: The present panoramic radiographic study was done to investigate the prevalence of impacted teeth excluding third molars in South Karnataka population.
Materials and methods: This retrospective study evaluated 1050 panoramic radiographs of patients of South Karnataka population who reported to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, K.V.G. Dental College, Sullia. Panoramic radiographs were examined for the presence of impacted teeth including the supernumerary teeth.
Results: At least one impacted teeth was noted in 4.8% of patients. Most common impacted teeth in our study were maxillary canines (2.66%), followed by impacted supernumerary teeth (1.42%). The incidence of impacted premolars and incisor were comparatively lower (0.85% and 0.28% respectively).
Conclusion: Impaction is a common dental anomaly, though the incidence can vary in different population. Knowledge about the prevalence can be helpful in treatment aspect and can be used as a valuable forensic tool.