Surgical and Orthodontic Management of Mesiodens and Dilacerated Supernumerary Tooth: A case report.
Revathi M, Abhishekha Patil, Hemavati walikar, Kunal Agarwal
Supernumerary teeth are described as the teeth formed in excess of the normal dental formula. A mesiodens is a supernumerary located in between the central incisors in the maxilla. They can delay or prevent eruption of central incisors, cause ectopic eruption, displacement or rotation of a central incisor. Less common complications involving the permanent incisors include dilaceration of the developing roots, root resorption and loss of tooth vitality. This report describes the successful treatment approach of a young boy who had a mesiodens and one supernumerary tooth which was slightly dilacerated.[Full Text Article]