Dental Hypotheses

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--85

Rare occurrence of bilaterally impacted mandibular supernumerary teeth


Vinay Kumar Bhardwaj1, Jai Ram Kaundal2, Anil Chug3, Sanjeev Vaid2, Abhishek Soni3, Mohinder Chandel3 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinay Kumar Bhardwaj
Department of Public Health Dentistry, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh- 171 001
India

Introduction: Supernumerary teeth are present in addition to the normal complement of teeth in permanent or deciduous dentitions. Incidence is high in permanent dentition, affects both the gender. They are more common in males, with the male to female ratio of 2:1. When the supernumerary teeth are causing problems such as, extensive resorption of adjacent teeth, hindering the eruption or malposition of permanent teeth, early surgical intervention is recommended. Case Report: A case of bilaterally impacted supernumerary premolars was reported when an orthopentomograph view was taken which revealed the presence of additional teeth impacted in relation to 35-36 and 45-46. Surgical removal was done as they were resorbing the roots of teeth in their vicinity. Discussion: Literature reports increased occurrence of the supernumeraries in the maxilla but supernumerary premolars are more likely to develop in the mandible. Etiology of supernumerary teeth is ambiguous and is due to following conditions:atavism or reversion, heredity, aberrations during embryologic formation, progress zone, and unified etiologic explanation.


How to cite this article:
Bhardwaj VK, Kaundal JR, Chug A, Vaid S, Soni A, Chandel M. Rare occurrence of bilaterally impacted mandibular supernumerary teeth.Dent Hypotheses 2012;3:83-85


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Bhardwaj VK, Kaundal JR, Chug A, Vaid S, Soni A, Chandel M. Rare occurrence of bilaterally impacted mandibular supernumerary teeth. Dent Hypotheses [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 4 ];3:83-85
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