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Non-syndromic multiple unerupted supernumerary teeth : a case report

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Aruna Kumara Wimalarathna

Dental Faculty Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

The exact aetiology of supernumerary teeth is still unknown even though many theories have been proposed to explain their presence. Abnormal reactions to a local traumatic episode, environmental factors or a developmental anomaly, and certain syndromes have been implicated as causative factors. Although a single supernumerary tooth or few teeth have been widely reported in the literature, multiple supernumerary teeth are not a common occurrence. Multiple supernumerary teeth affecting all four quadrants of the jaw is a rare dental anomaly which generally is an accidental finding on routine dental radiography. This article reports the case of non-syndromic multiple supernumerary teeth, affecting all four quadrants in a 23-year-old male, who presented to the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya for routine dental treatment without any significant medical or dental abnormality. A brief review of the literature on multiple supernumerary teeth is also presented.
How to Cite: Wimalarathna, A.K., (2016). Non-syndromic multiple unerupted supernumerary teeth : a case report. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. 3, pp.E24:1–E24:5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8083
Published on 21 Jun 2016.
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