Enostosis Mimicking a Supernumerary Tooth- A Case Report
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Essex SS0 0RY, United Kingdom
- *Corresponding Author:
- Srikrishna Vempaty
Speciality Doctor Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Essex SS0 0RY, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 01, 2015; Accepted date: June 02, 2015; Published date: June 04, 2015
Citation: Vempaty S (2015) Enostosis Mimicking a Supernumerary Tooth- A Case Report. Dentistry 5:310. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000310
Copyright: © 2015 Vempaty S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An incidental finding of radiopaque shadow on extraoral orthopantomogram in mandible interpreted as a supernumerary tooth and referred for extraction. Cone beam computer tomography scan confirmed it to be a benign focus of mature compact bone which is diagnosed as enostosis. Three dimensional imaging in this case proved to be vital to reach diagnosis. The diagnosis of enostosis and its implications to orthodontic movement is a subject of interest. We advised to orthodontist to reconsider his plan and make changes.