An unusual presentation of an ectopic third molar in the condylar region

@article{Pace2010AnUP,
  title={An unusual presentation of an ectopic third molar in the condylar region},
  author={Clarence Pace and Donald Samuel Holt and Mark N Payne},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          325-7
        }
}
We describe the case of a 53-year-old patient who presented with an intermittent discharging sinus on his face which, following a number of investigations, was found to be secondary to an ectopic third molar in the condylar region. The ectopic tooth was surgically removed with complete resolution of the facial swelling. This case highlights the possibility of dental pathology presenting with completely unrelated signs and symptoms, and the importance of the clinician maintaining an open mind… CONTINUE READING
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