Unique case of a geminated supernumerary tooth with trifid crown

Ather, Amber and Ather, Hunaiza and Sheth, Sanket Milan and Muliya, Vidya Saraswathi (2012) Unique case of a geminated supernumerary tooth with trifid crown. Imaging Science in Dentistry, 42 (3). pp. 197-200. ISSN 2233-7822

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Gemination, a relatively uncommon dental anomaly, is characterized by its peculiar representation as a tooth with a bifid crown and a common root and root canal. It usually occurs in primary dentition. To come across gemination in a supernumerary tooth is a rare phenomenon. The purpose of this paper is to present a unique case of hyperdontia wherein gemination in an impacted supernumerary tooth resulted in a trifid crown unlike the usual bifid crown. The role of conventional radiographs as well as computed tomography, to accurately determine the morphology and spatial location, and to arrive at a diagnosis, is also emphasized in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tooth, Supernumerary; Radiography; Tooth, Impacted; Multidetector Computed Tomography
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Pedodontics and preventive Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 04:24
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 04:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78871

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