Management of supernumerary teeth in mixed dentition - Case series

*, Sivadas G. and *, Vaishnavi Vedam V.K. and Varghese, Chacko and *, Sudha P (2013) Management of supernumerary teeth in mixed dentition - Case series. Int J Dent Case Reports, 3 (3). pp. 45-51.

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Introduction: Supernumerary teeth presents as a tooth or teeth in addition to normal location and occu rring in both the primary and permanent dentition. The occurrence of supernumerary teeth is relatively unusual with the reported prevalence between 0.3−0.8% in the primary dentition and 0.1−3.8% in the permanent dentition. Case Report: This article reports a series of five interesting cases with varied clinical presentation along with an emphasis on complete description of supplemental teeth epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of supernumerary teeth. Discussion: These cases most often are associated with various clinical syndromes, or as single tooth (mesiodens) in either or both upper and lower arches. Patients normally present with missing teeth, malocclusion or on an accidental discovery of supernumerary teeth on radiographic examinat ion. Hence, thorough clinical and radiographic examination dictates the management of supernumerary teeth. The role of a surgeon in management of a mesiodens is important as earlier the detection, better will be the diagnosis and prognosis. Conclusion: An in depth knowledge of dental anomalies in the primary and permanent dentition will aid a clinician to accurately diagnose a case and manage the case reducing the risk of complication in life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supernumerary teeth; mesiodens; odontome
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Pedodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2014 11:25

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