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Vol 63, No 4 (2004)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-09-16
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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A supernumerary maxillary tooth: its topographical anatomy and its clinical implications

Srijit Das, Rajesh K. Suri, Vijay Kapur
Folia Morphol 2004;63(4):507-509.

open access

Vol 63, No 4 (2004)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-09-16
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

A supernumerary tooth was detected in the left maxilla during an osteology teaching session with undergraduate medical students. Supernumerary teeth have previously been detected in individuals who have approached a dental surgeon with a complaint and who have then been diagnosed by X-ray. Asymptomatic cases are frequently not diagnosed in time and it is only the malalignment or delayed eruption of the tooth which raises the suspicion that this type of dental anomaly is present. The present paper highlights the anatomico-radiological study of a supernumerary maxillary tooth in a bone specimen and describes its clinical implications. Precise anatomical details of the supernumerary maxillary tooth might be of significant clinical interest to dental and maxillofacial surgeons in drawing up a plan for orthodontic treatment and may thus minimise the possible complications involved.

Abstract

A supernumerary tooth was detected in the left maxilla during an osteology teaching session with undergraduate medical students. Supernumerary teeth have previously been detected in individuals who have approached a dental surgeon with a complaint and who have then been diagnosed by X-ray. Asymptomatic cases are frequently not diagnosed in time and it is only the malalignment or delayed eruption of the tooth which raises the suspicion that this type of dental anomaly is present. The present paper highlights the anatomico-radiological study of a supernumerary maxillary tooth in a bone specimen and describes its clinical implications. Precise anatomical details of the supernumerary maxillary tooth might be of significant clinical interest to dental and maxillofacial surgeons in drawing up a plan for orthodontic treatment and may thus minimise the possible complications involved.
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Keywords

fourth molars; supernumerary tooth; mesiodens; anomalous maxillary tooth

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Title

A supernumerary maxillary tooth: its topographical anatomy and its clinical implications

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 63, No 4 (2004)

Pages

507-509

Published online

2004-09-16

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2004;63(4):507-509.

Keywords

fourth molars
supernumerary tooth
mesiodens
anomalous maxillary tooth

Authors

Srijit Das
Rajesh K. Suri
Vijay Kapur

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