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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 166-169

Bilaterally impacted mandibular supernumerary premolars associated with unusual clinical complications


1 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Al Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Al Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

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A N Sulabha
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Al Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka
India
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Supernumerary teeth are extra teeth in comparison to the normal dentition. Their prevalence varies between 0.1% and 3.8%. Supernumeraries are more common in permanent dentition and its incidence is higher in maxillary incisor region, followed by maxillary third molar and mandibular molar, premolar, canine, and lateral incisor. The prevalence of supernumerary premolars is between 0.075-0.26%, and they may occur in single or multiple numbers Bilateral occurrence is uncommon and large percentage of supernumerary premolars remains impacted, unerupted, and usually asymptomatic; radiograph plays an important role in diagnosis of these. The present paper reports a case of bilaterally impacted completely developed supernumerary premolars associated with common clinical complication in unusual manner along with taurodontism of the upper and lower molars.


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