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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 614652, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/614652
Case Report

Supernumerary Teeth in Primary Dentition and Early Intervention: A Series of Case Reports

1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha 442005, India
2Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, F.O.D.S, C.S.M. Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
3Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha 442005, India

Received 10 March 2012; Accepted 27 June 2012

Academic Editors: L. Junquera and Y. Nakagawa

Copyright © 2012 Rakesh N. Bahadure 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

Supernumerary teeth are considered as one of the most significant dental anomalies during the primary and early mixed dentition stages. They are of great concern to the dentists and parents because of the eruption, occlusal, and esthetic problems they can cause. Supernumerary teeth occur more frequently in the permanent dentition but rarely in primary dentition. Mesiodens is the most common type of supernumerary teeth but rarely seen in lower arch. Early recognition and diagnosis of supernumerary teeth is important to prevent further complications in permanent dentition. Four cases of supernumerary teeth with mesiodens in upper and lower arch in primary dentition and their management have been discussed.