Hyperdontia

Interesting Causes of Excess Number of Teeth

Hyperdontia is a disorder in the growth of extra teeth.

Hyperdontia, a dental anomaly, refers to the presence of supernumerary teeth beyond the regular dental count.

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Classifications of hyperdontia

Natal tooth: teeth that present at birth or shortly after birth. The most common are mesiodens

Supernumerary teeth can develop singly or in multiples on both sides of the jaw and on both upper and lower dental arches.

How to diagnose hyperdontia?

For unerupted teeth, the diagnosis is made using X-rays, preferably panoramic X-rays.

In some cases, hyperdontia does not need treatment, although in most cases, it is suggested to be done. The most common treatment is extraction or removal of the tooth.

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