Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 464--467

Third Molar Impactions - Prevalence among Rural Population of age 22-30 years in Dharwad District, Karnataka, India


K Venu Gopal Reddy 
 Department of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, People's Campus, Bhanpur, Bhopal - 462037, India

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of third molar impactions among rural population of Dharwad district, Karnataka, India by clinical and radiological examinations. Method: A cross-sectional survey was conducted involving 630 rural subjects. A two stage sampling procedure was adopted in the selection of the sample. The data was collected using a pre-designed proforma by a single trained and calibrated examiner with a recording assistant. Data was analyzed by STATISTICA-6.0. Results: The overall prevalence of third molar impactions in the study population was 14.92%. There was no gender wise significant difference in the prevalence of third molar impactions. Conclusions: Significant differences were noted for third molar impaction between maxillary and mandibular arch. The prevalence of third molar impaction was more in mandibular arch.


How to cite this article:
Reddy K V. Third Molar Impactions - Prevalence among Rural Population of age 22-30 years in Dharwad District, Karnataka, India .J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2011;9:464-467


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Reddy K V. Third Molar Impactions - Prevalence among Rural Population of age 22-30 years in Dharwad District, Karnataka, India . J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];9:464-467
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