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Non syndromic generalised macrodontia

*, Mainali A and *, Denny C and *, Sumanth KN and Ongole, R (2010) Non syndromic generalised macrodontia. Journal of Nepal Dental Association, 11 (2). pp. 150-153.

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to present a case of non-syndromic generalized macrodontia. Macrodontia is the termused to describe teeth which are larger than normal. Three types of macrodontia are recognized: true generalizedmacrodontia, relative generalized macrodontia and macrodontia involving a single tooth. Literature review reveals that generalized macrodontia is usually associated with syndromes. Macrodontia may be associated with othersyndromes; early recognition of this anomaly is essential to provide proper management. There are many casesreported with macrodontia associated with syndrome, however, our case is particularly unique as it had generalized macrodontia, and was not associated with any syndrome. Macrodontia may cause problems with aesthetics andalso crowding if there is discrepancy between the dimensions of the teeth and size of the jaw treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macrodontia, True generalized, Associated with syndromes
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 06:17
Last Modified: 24 May 2012 06:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76503

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