Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

An Infected Ectopic Wisdom Tooth in the Ascending Ramus

Rajeevan Sritharan*, Zainab Sarwar Shaikh and Steven John Liggins

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Mid & South Essex Healthcare Trust, UK

*Correspondance to: Rajeevan Sritharan 

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An ectopic wisdom tooth undergoing pathological migration is rare. Furthermore, it is highly unusual to see lower wisdom teeth in the ascending ramus of the mandible. This case report is about a 41-year-old male patient with right sided facial swelling. Presenting initially as suspected right sided parotitis, the source of the infection was quickly identified as an ectopic wisdom tooth located in the ramus of the mandible. This report describes the perioperative management including emergency treatment and discussion centers around the need for amendment of current UK guidelines in regard to removal of wisdom teeth. The current UK guidelines for wisdom teeth removal is published by NICE.


Sritharan R, Shaikh ZS, Liggins SJ. An Infected Ectopic Wisdom Tooth in the Ascending Ramus. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2891.

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