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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 2560792, 5 pages
Case Report

Extremely Rare Form of Impaction Bilateral Kissing Molars: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 06010 Ankara, Turkey

Received 26 April 2016; Accepted 29 May 2016

Academic Editor: Daniel Torrés-Lagares

Copyright © 2016 Tamer Zerener et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Kissing molars (KM) or rosette formation is a term that is used to describe impacted teeth contacting occlusal surfaces in a single follicular space and their roots pointing in opposite directions. In some cases kissing molars can be seen but occurrence of bilateral kissing molars is extremely rare phenomenon in the dental literature and the aetiology of this phenomenon is still unknown. In this paper we describe a case and review of the literature and discuss the management of this pathology. In our case, extremely rare form of impacted bilateral kissing molars was extracted surgically. The decision of extraction of asymptomatic kissing molars represents surgical dilemma. There may be many surgical complications; on the other hand in some cases surgical intervention is unavoidable. Few treatment options were described in the literature. This phenomenon can be sign of various medical conditions that may require further investigation. In this paper, our treatment option is in agreement with the literature suggesting the surgical removal of both teeth at either side of the mandible.