Displaced 3rd molar tooth

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

OMF patient. OPT performed.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Male
X-ray

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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