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Scholarly Research Exchange
Volume 2009, Article ID 821857, 3 pages
Case Report

Mandibular Premolar Impaction

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital, KKP Road, Muktsar, Punjab 152026, India

Received 29 September 2008; Accepted 18 February 2009

Copyright © 2009 Vimal Kalia and Manmeet Aneja. 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.


Literature specific to impacted premolars is not extensive despite the fact that mandibular 2nd premolars alone account for 2.4% of dental impactions. The purpose of this paper is to describe the radical approach (extraction) of a transversally impacted 2nd premolar in the mandible through a lingual approach due to its peculiar position presuming it will contribute toward the literature regarding impacted mandible premolars.