Extra oral mandibular third molar: a case report

Extra oral mandibular third molar: a case report

Author: 
Dr. Mamatha, N.S., Dr. Satheesh Kumar and Dr. Narahari Ranganatha
Abstract: 

Ectopic eruption of tooth in the oral cavity is often seen. The eruption of teeth extra orally is an extremely rare phenomenon.We report a rare case of mandibular third molar erupting through transcutaneous sinus in a 70 year old patient. CBCT revealed mandibular third molar erupting lateral to the buccal cortex through extra oral sinus. A provisional diagnosis of infected mandibular third molar was made and removal was done through extra oral approach under local anesthesia. The patient recovery was uneventful.

Paper No: 
1219