Supplemental Permanent Mandibular Incisor- A Rare Case Report
- Corresponding Author:
- Megha Gupta
Department of Preventive Dental Sciences
College of Dentistry, Jazan University
Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 15, 2014; Accepted Date: December 18, 2014; Published Date: December 22, 2014
Citation: Megha Gupta and Priya Subramaniam (2015) Supplemental Permanent Mandibular Incisor- A Rare Case Report. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 3:163. doi: 10.4172/2376-032X.1000163
Copyright: ©2015 Gupta M, et al. 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.
Anomaly in the number of teeth may manifest as a supernumerary tooth. Occurrence of a supernumerary tooth in the mandibular incisor region is uncommon. This report presents a rare case of five mandibular permanent incisors in a nine year old non-syndrome healthy male child. Clinical and radiographic examination revealed the presence of a supplemental (type of supernumerary) permanent incisor in the mandibular arch. Recognition of tooth anomalies is important during routine examination. Detection of supernumerary teeth is best achieved by thorough clinical and radiographic evaluation. Dentists should be aware of this condition when unusual crowding and displacement is seen in the mandibular incisor region. Early diagnosis may provide a better opportunity for optimal treatment outcome.