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Baba Farid University Dental Journal
Year : 2013, Volume : 4, Issue : 1
First page : ( 98) Last page : ( 101)
Print ISSN : 0976-8181. Online ISSN : 2230-7273.

Role of inflammation in pathosis associated with asymptomatic impacted third molars

Kaushal Nitin, Senior Lecturer, Walia Ira, Senior Lecturer, Thind Gagandeep, Lecturer, Issar Yuvraj, Oral Surgeon

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Nitin Kaushal, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, BRS Dental College and Hospital, Vill. Sultanpur, Panchkula, Haryana, India E-mail: nitinzkaushal@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 25 November, 2013.



The aim of this study is to determine the role of inflammation in the dental follicles of radiologically and clinically asymptomatic impacted third molar teeth.

Material and Methods

Twenty one dental follicles of radiologically and clinically asymptomatic impacted teeth were stained with Hematoxyllin and Eosin stain to know the role of inflammation in dental follicles.


Out of twenty one dental follicles, eleven dental follicles showed chronic inflammatory cells in the connective tissue and all of these eleven dental follicles were lined by hyperplastic stratified squamous epithelial lining.


It can be concluded that inflammation is not a normal feature in the dental follicle. It stimulates the overlying epithelium to undergo proliferation and the epithelium gets converted into stratified squamous epithelium. This represents the first sign of a cystic change in dental follicle.



impacted, asymptomatic, pathosis, molars, inflammation.


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