Extraction of Kissing Molars with Tooth Sectioning Technique: A Case Report

Dwi Ariawan, Febriadi Rosmanato, Retnowati Gondosudiro, Vera Julia

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Kissing molars is an unusual condition of two impacted molars with confronted occlusal surfaces in a single follicular space and the roots pointing in opposite directions. This condition sometimes occurs between the second and third mandibular molars, and some of the cases were between the third and fourth mandibular supernumerary molars. A 32-year-old female patient came to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic complaining that the lower-left posterior tooth felt uncomfortable. The patient also felt uncomfortable with the right upper posterior tooth since one month before admission. The impaction of all maxillary and mandibular third molars was found from the panoramic radiograph. The unusual left impacted mandibular fourth molar was also found with its occlusal surface contacting the occlusal surface of the impacted left mandibular third molar suggesting a class III kissing molars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1319
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Case report
  • Extraction
  • Impacted
  • Molars


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