Wisdom Teeth & Maxillary Canine Impaction
Pp. 264-323 (60)
Wamiq Musheer Fareed
Any tooth that fails to erupt to its normal anatomic position in the jaw, by
the end of its eruption time; despite of having eruptive forces, due to a specific physical
(bone/soft tissue) barrier or ectopic position is said to be impacted. The removal of
impacted mandibular third molars is the most common procedure in the specialty of
oral and maxillofacial surgery. The third molars are the last teeth to erupt therefore by
far the most frequently impacted teeth. This chapter includes the Impaction of
maxillary mandibular wisdom teeth and maxillary mandibular canine impactions.
Association of clinical, radiology clinical variables which combined level of
2. Radiological variables to the combined level of difficulty are
b. Relation to second molar
c. Depth from point of elevation.
With the above topics classifications and surgeries of wisdom teeth are also illustrated
with figures, tables and diagrams.
Mandibular and maxillary canine impactions are also discussed with diagrams .All the
Pre, Intra and post-surgical aspects are covered in details.
The chapter also deals with different types of incisions, radiographs, surgical anatomy
and surgical procedures.
Canine Impaction, Causes Impactions, Classification, Maxillary Third
Molar, Radiological Interpretation, Surgical Management.
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.