Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

Abstract

PRIMARY DOUBLE TOOTH: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Thejokrishna P, Meghana S

A number of developmental anomalies can be encountered in clinical situati ons, which directly or indirectly can affect the treatment plan. These anomalies in the primary dentition can be of immense clinical significance since they can have a bearing on the permanent dentition. Here we report a case of fusion of a deciduous maxil lary central incisor with its adjacent supernumerary tooth, presenting with the complication of dento - alvelolar abscess. Clinical observation along with periapical radiographs were used to arrive at a diagnosis. This case report emphasizes the need to atte mpt simple, esthetic conservative procedures before complex treatment alternatives are contemplated. Also, a review of literature is presented.

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