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DENTAL SCIENCE - ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 373-375

Prevalence rate of supernumerary teeth among non-syndromic South Indian population: An analysis


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, CRI, KSRIDSR, Thiruchengode, India
2 Department of Orthodontia, CRI, KSRIDSR, Thiruchengode, India
3 CRI, KSRIDSR, Thiruchengode, India

Correspondence Address:
M Nazargi Mahabob
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, CRI, KSRIDSR, Thiruchengode
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.100279

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Aim: Supernumerary teeth are considered as one of the most significant dental anomalies during the primary and early mixed dentition stage. The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence rate of supernumerary teeth in the patients who reported to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology and to study the associated clinical complications. Materials and Methods: A longitudinal observational study was conducted of 2216 patients for a period of 4 months with the documentation of demographic data, the presence of supernumerary teeth, their location, and associated complications such as mechanical trauma, dental caries, and associated pathology. Results: The study recorded 27 supernumerary teeth from the examined 2216 patients. This yields a prevalence of 1.2%, with greater frequency in males which was 1.49% and in females the frequency was 0.85%. The greatest proportion of supernumerary teeth was found in the maxillary anterior region (77.8%). Out of this, 85.7% were classified as mesiodens based on their location. The displacement of adjacent teeth was the most common finding, followed by dental caries. Conclusion: The prevalence of supernumerary teeth in this study was 1.2% which is in agreement with that reported in similar studies and the maxillary mesiodens was the most common location. Displacement of adjacent teeth was the most common finding.


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