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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Managing Supernumerary Teeth: A Report of Four Cases

Bindu Kadian, Natasha Saini, Parul Singhal, Ishika Garg

Citation Information : Kadian B, Saini N, Singhal P, Garg I. Managing Supernumerary Teeth: A Report of Four Cases. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2020; 3 (2):75-79.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3043

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


A supernumerary tooth represents a tooth that is excess or additional to the natural series. They can be found anywhere in dental arches but often located in maxillary anterior region. The presence of these in oral cavity may lead to certain complications like impaction, delayed or ectopic eruption of adjacent teeth, which may further lead to crowding, midline diastema, and eruption into the floor of the nasal cavity. Therefore, proper management is of utmost importance to avoid these consequences. This article emphasizes the role of early orthodontic treatment in managing complications associated with supernumerary.

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