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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 734670, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/734670
Case Report

Fused Double Supernumerary Premolars of the Mandible: A Rare Case

1Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2Division of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
3Division of Oral Surgery, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Received 3 November 2012; Accepted 23 November 2012

Academic Editors: N. Brezniak, I. El-Hakim, and T. Hata

Copyright © 2012 Ali Azhar Dawasaz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The incidence of nonsyndromic supernumerary premolars is rare. Supernumerary premolars are likely to undergo pathological changes. The most commonly encountered complications with these teeth are dentigerous cyst and root resorption of the adjacent tooth. This paper is about impacted double fused supernumerary premolars in the right mandiblular body associated with an impacted first premolar in a 17-year-old male. Under local anesthesia, the supernumerary premolars and the impacted permanent first premolar were surgically removed. Early diagnosis followed by an appropriate treatment at the right time will result in favorable prognosis in such cases.