ISSN (Online): 2035-648X
Fast search with keyword
It provides easy access to our database
  
 

 
   
 
The mandibular permanent second molars and their risk of impaction: a retrospective study
 

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  09/2015

Authors:  F. Alligri*, A. Putrino*, M. Cassetta**, A. Silvestri***, E. Barbato****, G. Galluccio*****

Language:  English

Institution:  “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy *Student, Orthodontic School of Specialisation, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences **Researcher, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences ***Associate Professor, School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences ****Full Professor, Head, School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences *****Associate Professor, Director of the Orthodontic School of Specialization, School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Impaction; Interception; Predictive methods; Second mandibular molars.

Full text:
[To open this file you have to be a registered user]

Email:  [email protected]


Title:  The mandibular permanent second molars and their risk of impaction: a retrospective study

Abstract:  Aim The aim of this retrospective study is promote a better understanding of the impaction of teeth 37 and 47 by means of clinical and statistical data from the point of view of early interceptive treatment. Materials and methods Study Design: 478 patients of the Orthodontic School of “La Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy) were studied to assess the eruption of teeth 37 and 47 on at least two good-quality panorex using angular measurements and Nolla’s index from January 2008 to December 2013. Data were analysed using ANOVA and Tukey HSD test (P < 0.05). Results The data obtained on the possible correlations between the examined teeth and the four reference angles show that at t0, the angular variation of teeth 36 or 46 is constant when the teeth are at the end of their eruptive process, while for teeth 37 and 47, this variation is always constant. At t0, the first and the second molars of both quadrants, during eruption showed a similar behaviour. At t1, the four teeth examined in the patients sample showed a model of development analogous to that exhibited at t0. Statistics: a constant variation (t0-t1) is present among the differences in the development of the 36 and the two angular values, while difference in development of the 37 and that of the angular value is constant only in relationship to the difference in development of the mandibular first molar of the same quadrant. The variations between the difference in development of the 47 and in angular value (t0-t1) are constant only when related to the developing 46. The analytic variance of gradience (vargrad) data confirm peculiar behaviour of the first one, according to both mandibular molars, during their eruptive development. Conclusions Adoption of universally recognised radiographic predictive methods allows assessment of the case and allows the specialist to plan a suitable treatment to prevent or intercept the molar impaction, with a perspective of a less invasive and shorter therapy. Although rare, impaction of teeth 37 and 47 often requires a complex, multidisciplinary approach.

 
 
 
 
 
Home   |   Editorial Board   |   Referees   |   Current issue   |   Article submission   |   Links   |   Contact us

Editor in chief: dott. Luigi Paglia [email protected]
European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry © | ISSN (Online): 2035-648X |
Privacy Policy | Term of use