Case Report on Ectopic Third Molar in Maxillary Sinus

Sghaier Jihed *

Military Hospital of Tunisia, Mont-Fleury 1008 Tunis, Tunisia.

Abdellatif Chokri

Department of Medicine and Oral Surgery, University Dental Clinic, Monastir, Tunisia.

Hend Ouertani

Military Hospital of Tunisia, Mont-Fleury 1008 Tunis, Tunisia.

Hela Jegham

Military Hospital of Tunisia, Mont-Fleury 1008 Tunis, Tunisia.

Mohamed Bassem Khattech

Military Hospital of Tunisia, Mont-Fleury 1008 Tunis, Tunisia.

Jamil Selmi

Department of Medicine and Oral Surgery, University Dental Clinic, Monastir, Tunisia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Ectopic tooth in the maxillary sinus is a rare occurrence. There are multiple etiologies of this condition, including developmental disruption, pathological process, iatrogenic, and in rare cases no recognized reason.

Ectopic teeth in the maxillary sinus are noticed by accident during routine radiological examinations.

A 38-year-old married female reported to the Department of oral medicine and oral surgery at the University Dental Clinic of Monastir-Tunisia. She has been experiencing pain in the left side of the face and a chronic headache for two months.

Orthopantography and computed tomography are used to identify the existence of an ectopic tooth within the left maxillary sinus.

The Modified Caldwell-Luc Technique was executed to remove the tooth.

The patient remained free of the presenting symptoms three months later.

Although the existence of an ectopic tooth in the maxillary sinus is rare, it should be evaluated and detected as soon as possible. An ectopic tooth in the maxillary sinus needs to be extracted since it might cause cyst development if left untreated. The modified Caldwell-Luc method, which offers a clear view into the maxillary sinus, is the standard approach.

Keywords: Third tooth, intrasinusal, modified Caldwell-Luc, ectopic, maxilla


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Jihed , Sghaier, Abdellatif Chokri, Hend Ouertani, Hela Jegham, Mohamed Bassem Khattech, and Jamil Selmi. 2023. “Case Report on Ectopic Third Molar in Maxillary Sinus”. International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry 6 (2):71-75. https://journalijrrd.com/index.php/IJRRD/article/view/159.

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