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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128-131

Solitary impacted supernumerary tooth nudging the nasal cavity

Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Charu Suri
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_27_21

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Mesiodens is the most frequent type of supernumerary tooth, found in the central position of the upper or lower jaw. It presents in between the central incisors either erupted or impacted. Supernumerary teeth are developmental variations characterized by extra teeth besides the normal dentition. This condition is referred to as hyperdontia. The diagnosis of mesiodens is usually an accidental finding through a radiograph, which was intended for investigation of the neighboring teeth. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are necessary for prevention of deleterious effects on the surrounding dentoalveolar structures. This case report describes the diagnosis and management of an undiagnosed inverted mesiodens along with a palatally impacted maxillary canine in a patient undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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