GENDER RELATED VARIATIONS IN THE DIMENSIONS OF MANDIBULAR RAMUS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH LOWER THIRD MOLAR IMPACTION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7052-7055
AbstractIntroduction: When a tooth's eruption path is blocked, it is said to be impacted, with the third molar being the most frequently impacted tooth. The third molar's eruption path has been observed to be obstructed by a number of variables, including soft tissue, bone, and neighboring teeth. Previous studies have reported significant differences in dimensions of ramus and third molar impaction, when compared to patients with normal fully erupted third molars.
The aim of the current study is to assess the gender related variations in the dimensions of Mandibular ramus and its association with impacted lower third molars.
Materials and Methods: We divided 120 patients into two groups: an impacted lower third molar group of 90 subjects (50 men and 40 women) and a normally erupted lower third molar group of 30 subjects (20 men and 10 women).
Results: Compared to women, men showed higher values for all the factors. Men exhibited increased condylar length, ramus height and ramal width than women in both the impacted and control groups.
Conclusions: Thus, it can be concluded that in comparison to the female individuals, the male subjects showed higher values for the majority of the variables. Third molar eruption or impaction may be more likely because of the sex-related mandibular ramus morphology
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