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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-128

Supernumerary tooth: Report of a case


Department of Public Health Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Dr. M Nisha
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.178504

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Supernumerary teeth are considered as one of the most significant dental anomalies during the primary and early mixed dentition stages. They may be single, multiple, unilateral or bilateral erupted or unerupted, and in one or both jaws. Supernumerary teeth occur more frequently in the permanent dentition but rarely in primary dentition. Mesiodens is the most common type of supernumerary teeth but rarely seen in the lower arch. Multiple supernumerary teeth are usually associated with conditions such as cleft lip and palate or syndromes like cleidocranial dysplasia and Gardner's syndrome. They are of great concern to the dentists and patients because of the eruption, occlusal, and aesthetic problems they can cause. Early recognition and diagnosis of supernumerary teeth are important to prevent further complications in permanent dentition. Our case represents ten supernumerary teeth in permanent dentition, of which 8 were erupted and 2 were unerupted with no associated syndrome.


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