Danya Hashem

Department of Restorative Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    The Association of Distal Caries in Mandibular Second Molars with the Position of Mandibular Third Molars: A Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study
    Author(s): Danya Hashem* and Ebtihal Zainalabdeen

    Introduction: There is a high prevalence of impacted mandibular third molars (M3Ms) worldwide and surgical removal of M3Ms is a common procedure in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Few studies have explored the effect of eruption status of M3Ms on the presence of distal caries lesions of mandibular second molar (M2M) by using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Aim: Analyze the prevalence of caries and the degree of its severity on the distal surface of M2Ms in a Saudi population and correlate this with the eruption and position of the M3Ms in three dimensions using CBCT. Materials and Methods: CBCT scans of 160 patients were included and the patient age and gender, impaction depth and angulation of the M3M, contact point localization and horizontal position of the M3M, the presence of distal caries and its severity on the M2M were assessed. Association between distal caries and demo.. Read More»

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