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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


Occurrence of double mesiodens and an inverted mesioden: a report of 2 rare cases


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Author Details: Kasper D Hundal, Rupinder Deep Kaur, Shrawan Kumar Sharma, Subhankar Banik, Karandeep Singh Arora

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 187

Article End Page : 189


Abstract

Supernumerary teeth are extra teeth in comparison to normal dentition. Mesiodens in the most commonly encountered supernumerary teeth. Mesiodens refers to an unerupted supernumerary tooth in the midline of maxilla, between the central incisors. They may occur as single or multiple. But mostly they are seen as single and multiple cases that have been reported are extremely rare. Moreover they erupt in a normal sequence as that of natural teeth. It is present as a conical shape crown with small size and completely formed root or may mimic a natural tooth. It can also remain unerupted and cause problems such as malocclusion and they are detected incidental findings on routine radiographic examination. This report present two rare cases, first in which 2 mesiodens are present one having a conical crown and other having a molariform crown, and the second case in which an inverted impacted mesioden was incidentally found on routine radiographic examination.

Keywords:
Mesiodens, Inversion, Supernumerary tooth, Double, Impacted