FAMİLİAL OCCURENCE OF MULTİPLE SUPERNUMERARY TEETH AMONG CLOSE RELATİVES; CASE REPORT

Beste Kamiloglu

Abstract


A supernumerary tooth is one that exceeds the normal dental formula and can occur in single or multiple
form. İt can be found in almost any region of both jaws; erupted or impacted and may be encountered as a
chance nding, on a radiograph or erupt spontaneously. Prevalance of supernumerary teeth is 2:1 among men to women. The
etiology is not completely known but besides environmental factors familial trait and heredity play an important role at the
occurrence of this numerical anomaly. One or two extra teeth are common but multiple supernumerary teeth is a rare disorder.
Supernumerary teeth may be present with several syndromes but are mostly associated with Cleidocranial Dysplasia, Gardner
Syndrome and cleft lip and palate. This article points out the genetic origin of non-syndromic multiple supernumerary teeth
among close relatives.


Keywords


Familial Trait, Genetics, Mesiodens, Supernumerary Teeth.

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