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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Ectopic Supernumerary Tooth in Nasal Cavity : A Rare Case Report


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Author Details: Sonia Chawla, Mayank Singhal, Aditi Yadav

Volume : 1

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

Print ISSN :

Article First Page : 116

Article End Page : 117


Abstract

Supernumerary teeth are those which exceed the normal dental formula1. They are not uncommon and are found in approximately 1.2-3% of population2. Prevalence varies from place to place and rate as high as 6% has also been reported3. They are more common in males and mostly involve permanent dentition. Maxilla is affected more often as compared to mandible; the most common site of involvement is anterior maxillary region. Teeth are said to be ectopic when they do not follow normal path of eruption4. There may be minor variation in the path, for example as in crowding, but they are still within the oral cavity. Sometimes teeth may be found in totally ectopic location; for example many cases of ectopic teeth in Maxillary Antrum have been described. Eruption of tooth into nasal cavity is very rare. Very few cases have been reported in literature5,6. We are presenting here a case of ectopic tooth in nasal cavity.

Key words:
Supernumerary tooth, Ectopic tooth, Nasal cavity