This week in the clinic: Horizontal Impaction

This week I have a neat case of a horizontally impacted tooth.  While it’s not uncommon for teeth to be horizontally impacted, this tooth is sort of ‘hidden’.  Look for the radiopaque rotated ‘V’ in the right mandible.  The ‘V’ appearance is the enamel of the impacted tooth.  There are also hearing aids evident on this pantomograph.


This week in the clinic is a weekly series featuring cases I have come across since I started in the dental field.  These cases have been collected from throughout the United States and world.  While the series title is ‘This week in the clinic’, that does not necessarily mean the case was actually seen this week in the clinic.


About Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist having fun finding cool things on radiographs. :)

Posted on January 6, 2012, in Cases and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thanks a lot Dr. Shawneen
    I just wanna ask about the Radiographic Interpretation of the right and left orbits… any clue?

  2. What about the sinuses…
    i mean in this OPG is there any other findings rather than the impaction and the hearing aids?

  3. Yes, Thanks very much..

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