2015, Vol. 1 Issue 5, Part A
Mystery behind hyperdontia: Report of two cases
AUTHOR(S): Dr. K Srinivasan, Dr. S Chitra
ABSTRACT:A Supernumerary tooth is the one that is additional to normal series and can be found almost any region of the Dental arch of either the primary or the permanent dentitions, however, they are almost five times more frequently observed in the permanent dentition. The supernumerary teeth are also reported to be more common in the male, rather than the female population. Supernumerary teeth may remain asymptomatic or may produce both esthetic and pathologic affects e.g. interference in eruption, rotation and proclination of permanent teeth and cystic involvement etc. Early detection of such teeth is most important if complications are to be avoided. This case reports highlights the problem of delayed eruption of maxillary incisors due to Supernumerary tooth and presence of two Mesiodens, which are asymptomatic. This case reports highlights to make the clinician aware for careful clinical as well as radiographic examination, so that steps could be taken at the earliest to prevent any pathological effects on the permanent teeth.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. K Srinivasan, Dr. S Chitra. Mystery behind hyperdontia: Report of two cases. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2015;1(5):05-09.