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Volume 2 Issue 1 Jan-March 2018

Case Reports

SURGICAL REMOVAL OF A PALATALLY PLACED IMPACTED MESIODENS: A CASE REPORT
Jonathan PT, Thakur H, Sethi HS

Mesiodens are supernumerary teeth that may present either individually or as multiples (mesiodentes). They may appear either unilaterally or bilaterally, and most often do not erupt at all. They may remain locked in the same position for many years, without presenting any clinical expressions. In certain situations, due to the presence of mesiodens, certain complications may occur like over retained primary teeth, closure of the path of eruption, rotation and delayed eruption of permanent teeth, crowding/malocclusion, root resorption, pulp necrosis, diastema as well as nasal eruption and formation of dentigerous and primordial cyst. This report is a case of an 8 year old child who reported with a complaint of delayed eruption of an upper left front tooth. On radiographic examination, we found that there was an impacted supernumerary tooth in relation to upper central incisor region which was removed surgically. Keywords: Impacted teeth; Mesiodens; Surgical removal.

 
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