When a tooth is unable to fully enter the mouth, it is said to be “impacted.” In general, impacted teeth are unable to break through the gums because there is not enough room. Nine out of ten people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. (ref. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons). It is interesting to know that the oldest known impacted wisdom tooth belonged to a European woman of the Magdalenian period (18,000 – 10,000 BC).
The mindmap covers the topic with regard to the following points:
- According to Angulation
- Relationship to anterior border of the ramus
- Relationship to occlusal plane
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Link to mindmap:
- SD Dental MindMapping Project, a Collaborative Work.
- List of our Dental MindMaps
- The MindMap Project
Source of images:
- The Severly impacted 3rd morlar. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Severely_impacted_wisdom_tooth_CT_scan_-_upper_right.jpg)
- The Magdalenian Girl.