Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
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ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

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Abstract

SUPERNUMERARY TEETH: AN OVERVIEW

Anil Kumar Patil

Supernumerary teeth (SNT) are extra teeth to the normal complement of teeth in both dentitions. These SNT could be appear in any region of both jaws. Males are commonly affected by SNT than the females. Most commonly seen SNT are mesiodens, very rarely seen SNT are distomolars. Identification and localization of SNT are very important for diagnosis and management. SNT may cause various complications that include delayed or impaired eruption of adjacent teeth to cyst formation, and eruption into nasal cavity. Hence, the early identification and appropriate management is essential to prevent the possible complications.

Published Date: 2017-12-31;

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