Till surgery do us part: unexpected bilateral kissing molars

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Narayanankutty Anish
Velayudhannair Vivek *
Sunila Thomas
Vineet Alex Daniel
Jincy Thomas
Prasanna Ranimol
(*) Corresponding Author:
Velayudhannair Vivek | vivekv@rediffmail.com

Abstract

The occurrence impacted teeth, single or multiple is very common. But, phenomenon of kissing molars is an extremely rare phenomenon. Mandibular third molars are the most common impacted teeth. Mandibular first or second molars does not share the same frequency of occurrence. But, there are rare cases in which the occlusal surfaces of impacted molars are united by the same follicular space and the roots point in the opposite direction, and are termed as kissing molars. Sometimes, these teeth will be associated with pathologies. This article reports a rare case of mandibular bilateral kissing molars.

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Narayanankutty Anish, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Trivandrum, Kerala

Oral Medicine and Radiology, Post Graduate Student

Velayudhannair Vivek, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Trivandrum, Kerala

Professor & Head of Department

Oral Medicine & Radiology

Sunila Thomas, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Trivandrum, Kerala

Professor

Oral Medicine & Radiology

Vineet Alex Daniel, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Trivandrum, Kerala

Reader
Oral Medicine & Radiology

Jincy Thomas, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Trivandrum, Kerala

Senior Lecturer

Oral Medicine & Radiology

Prasanna Ranimol, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Trivandrum, Kerala

Senior Lecturer 

Oral Medicine & Radiology