Rare Occurrence of Inverted and Impacted Maxillary Third Molar: A Case Report

  • Amber Ali Faraz Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Paras HMRI Hospital, Patna, India.
  • Asmat Fatima Post Graduate, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dr. Z. A. Dental College, AMU, Aligarh, India.
  • Samar Ali Faraz Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Private Practitioner, Patna, India.
Keywords: Impacted Teeth, Inverted Molar, Maxillary Third Molar.


Third molars are the most commonly impacted teeth in the oral cavity. However, inversion of the impacted third molar is a rare clinical finding. This case report addresses a case of a 40-year-old male patient having an inverted and impacted maxillary third molar. The patient was symptomatic, having mild pain and discomfort in the right maxillary third molar region. Surgical extraction of maxillary third molar was planned and performed under local anesthesia after taking informed consent from the patient.