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.