A retrospective study of characteristics of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth in 110 patients treated in Nairobi, Kenya.

@article{Guthua1992ARS,
  title={A retrospective study of characteristics of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth in 110 patients treated in Nairobi, Kenya.},
  author={Symon W. Guthua and David L Mwaniki},
  journal={African dental journal : official publication of the Federation of African Dental Associations = Journal dentaire africain},
  year={1992},
  volume={6},
  pages={30-3}
}
Analysis of 110 records of patients who presented with impacted mandibular 3rd molars was carried out to determine the frequency of occurrence of unilateral and bilateral impactions and their characteristics. 68.2% of the patients had bilateral 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… CONTINUE READING