International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2016, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part B
Is it a primary tooth or a supernumerary tooth? : A report of an unusual case
AUTHOR(S): Levent Demiriz, Ebru Hazar Bodrumlu, Murat İçen
ABSTRACT: Ectopic eruption or abnormal position of the successor permanent tooth is one of the reasons of delayed or stopped root resorption of a primary tooth, which causes a long presence of the primary tooth in the oral cavity. The aim of this report was to present the situation of an unusual case that had a primary tooth which had not been exfoliated and had a vision like a supernumerary tooth. CBCT images were obtained according to the initial findings which addressed a supernumerary tooth. However, after the examinations on CBCT images, it was well understood that the unusual structure was a partially resorbed primary first molar tooth, and the extraction was completed. The right choice for the imaging technique plays a crucial role in having the definitive diagnosis and deciding on the optimal treatment plan in unusual and complicated situations such as the one in the present case.
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How to cite this article:
Levent Demiriz, Ebru Hazar Bodrumlu, Murat İçen. Is it a primary tooth or a supernumerary tooth? : A report of an unusual case. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2016; 2(2): 100-102.