Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--2

Supernumerary teeth in the primary dentition : a report of two cases.


G Lehi, A Kaur 
 Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

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G Lehi
Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

Supernumerary teeth occur frequently in the permanent dentition, but they are rare in the primary dentition. Mesiodens is a supernumerary tooth with a cone shaped crown and a short root. The supernumerary tooth which bears resemblance to the tooth with which it is associated is called a supplemental tooth. The etiology of supernumerary teeth is still unknown and not well understood. Radiographic examination of pre-school children is essential for their diagnosis. Early removal of these teeth is required so that complications such as delay in eruption of permanent teeth, crowding, diastema, rotations and certain pathologic conditions can be averted.


How to cite this article:
Lehi G, Kaur A. Supernumerary teeth in the primary dentition : a report of two cases. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2002;20:21-2


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