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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

An extra tooth inmixed dentition- A case report

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Author Details : Puneet Kumar, Kanika G. Verma, Pradhuman Verma, Sonali Anand, Sonam Sethi

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 273-275

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Supernumerary tooth refers to an extra tooth in thearch. It is considered to be a developmental anomaly with multiple etiological factors. Supernumerary teeth can be present in any region of dental arches but most commonly they are located in the anterior maxillary region. They can erupt or remain embedded in the alveolar bone. The embedded supernumerary commonly effect developing dentition, whereas those which areerupted can cause various esthetic or functional problems. Occurrence of supernumerary teeth is more frequently in the permanent dentition than in the primary dentition. These are considered as one of the most significant dental anomaly when found in primary dentition or mixed dentition stages. Its significance is considered to be of great concern to the parents and dentists because of associated disturbances. Various classification are available considering their form and location. Detection of these teeth can be achieved by thorough clinical and various radiographical examination. Their management should be done by outlining a comprehensive treatment plan. Here, we are discussing a unique case of supernumerary tooth associated with mixed dentition.

Supernumerary Tooth, Mixed Dentition, Conical, Crossbite, Maxilla

How to cite : Kumar P, Verma K G, Verma P, Anand S, Sethi S, An extra tooth inmixed dentition- A case report. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2016;2(4):273-275

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