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Management of Horizontally Placed Supernumerary Tooth Obstructing Central Incisor Eruption: Case Report

UdayaKumar Deepika, Soumit Kumar Hora, Inshep B Pradhan, Althwaf Shajahan

Keywords : Displaced teeth, Impacted permanent teeth, Supernumerary teeth

Citation Information : Deepika U, Hora SK, Pradhan IB, Shajahan A. Management of Horizontally Placed Supernumerary Tooth Obstructing Central Incisor Eruption: Case Report. CODS J Dent 2022; 14 (1):27-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10063-0134

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Hyperdontia is a dental anomaly with the excess number of teeth. The most common hyperdontia is a supernumerary tooth (ST) present in between the upper central incisors named as mesiodens. ST is associated with the ectopic positioning of the permanent teeth resulting in delayed eruption or cyst formation. These ST will be evidenced in the radiograph to evaluate the orientation (vertical, horizontal, oblique) and position (buccal to tooth, palatal to tooth, apical to tooth). This case report represents the supplemental mesiodens placed horizontally buccal to the adjacent lateral incisor displacing the permanent central incisor which was orthodontically managed.

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