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Interesting cases of kissing molars. Report of two cases

Interessante casos de kissing molars. Relato de dois casos clínicos

Neto, Francisco Orlando Giraldi; Júnior, Hernando Valentim Rocha; Júnior, Wilson Martinez; Duarte, Bruno Gomes; Salgueiro, Daniel Gomes; Sant’Ana, Eduardo

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Abstract

Mandibular third molars are the most common unerupted teeth, whose etiology of this fact is debated on literature, being several factors causing such phenomena. On the other hand the retention of the mandibular second molar, does not present the same frequency, being a rare clinical condition, as well as the simultaneous retention of both teeth. Reports in literature classify the cases in which these teeth are simultaneously impacted with oclusal surfaces contacting each other united by the same follicular space and the roots in the opposite directions like “Kissing Molars”. The treatment of choice for these cases is the surgical removal of both teeth. Objective: The present work aims to expose a case about “kissing molars” and its management. Material and method: This case report describes two cases of Kissing Molars and their treatment. Result and conclusion: In this paper we present a case report of a “kissing molars” and its management to the patient without complications.

Keywords

Oral surgery, third molar, impacted tooth.

Resumo

Os dentes não irrompidos mais comumente encontrados são os terceiros molares inferiores, sendo a sua etiologia debatida dentro da literatura, sendo diversas causas atribuídas a essa situação. Por outro lado, a retenção do segundo molar inferior, não apresenta a mesma freqüência, apresentando-se como uma condição rara, assim como a retenção simultânea de ambos os dentes. Relatos na literatura classificam os casos em que esses dentes se apresentam simultaneamente impactados estando a superfície oclusal dos mesmos conectadas por um mesmo folículo pericoronário e as raízes em direção oposta como “Kissing Molars”. O tratamento de escolha para esses casos é a remoção cirúrgica de ambos os dentes. Objetivo: O presente trabalho visa expor um caso clínico sobre “kissing molars” , bem como o seu manejo. Material e método: Este relato de caso descreve dois casos clínicos de Kissing Molars e seus respectivos tratamentos. Resultado e conclusão: No presente trabalho temos a apresentação de um relato de caso clínico de um “kissing molars”, bem como o seu manejo sem complicações ao paciente.

Palavras-chave

Cirurgia bucal, terceiro molar, dente impactado.

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