Issue One 2017
2017, Vol. 4, issue 1, (March)
Our experience with an extremely rare condition of impacted ”Kissing Molars”
”Kissing molars” (KM) or ”rosette formation” is a term used to describe impacted teeth with contacting occlusal surfaces in a single follicular space and their roots pointing in opposite directions. Kissing molars can be observed rarely in some patients but occurrence of bilateral kissing molars is an extremely rare phenomenon in dental literature and its aetiology is still unknown. In this paper we describe our experience with this pathology for a period of 10 years. In our case, an extremely rare condition of impacted bilateral kissing molars was resolved by means of surgical extraction. The decision-making for extraction of the asymptomatic kissing molars represents a surgical dilemma. Such cases may present with a risk of numerous surgical complications while in many of them surgical intervention is unavoidable. Few treatment options are described in the literature. This phenomenon can be a sign of various medical conditions that may require further investigation. In this paper our treatment option responds to the literature suggesting surgical removal of both impacted molars at either side of the mandible.
Authors:Atanaska Cheshmedzhieva; Department of Oral surgery, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Slavi Nachev; Department of Oral surgery, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Rosen Kolarov; National Medical Coordination Center, Ministry of Health, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Stanislav Kolev; Department of Oral surgery, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria;