Displaced 3rd molar tooth

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


OMF patient. OPT performed.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Male

Root pocket at the site of a presumed left lower 3rd molar (wisdom) tooth.

Deep to this and perpendicular to the dentition are the roots of a eccentrically sited tooth, devoid of an occulsal surface.

Case Discussion

Rarely a 3rd molar tooth can become displaced during a challenging extraction.  This may be part or all of the said tooth.


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Case information

rID: 50383
Published: 16th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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