Rare occurrence of the left maxillary horizontal third molar impaction, the right maxillary third molar vertical impaction and the left mandibular third molar vertical impaction with inferior alveolar nerve proximity in a 30 year old female: a case report

  • Karthik Shunmugavelu


Background: A combination of horizontal and vertical third molar impaction is a rare occurrence.When the tooth is unable to erupt to its proper position and fail to achieve a normal occlusion, it is known as impacted tooth.

Case Details: In this scientific article, case report of a female patient aged 30 years reported with acombination of horizontally and vertically impacted third molars in the maxilla and mandible has been presented. The treatment included surgical removal of the impacted teeth without any damage to underlying structures.

Conclusion: Horizontal impaction of left maxillary third molar,vertical impaction of right maxillary third molar and left mandibular third molar is a rare occurrence. If symptomatic, surgical removal has to be planned as earlier as possible rather than late complications.


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eISSN: 1029-1857
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