Synodontia between Permanent Maxillary Lateral Incisor and A Supernumerary Tooth: Surgical Treatment Perspective

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry

Author
1. Mahesh Goel
2. Seema Gupta
3. Samir Dutta
ISSN
2230-7389
DOI
10.5005/johcd-1-3-52
Volume
1
Issue
3
Publishing Year
2007
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
    1. Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
    2. Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana-141001 (India)
    1. Tata Memorial Center, Parel, Mumbai, India
    2. Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    3. Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    1. Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Govt. Dental College, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India.
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    Abstract

    Synodontia or fusion is union of two independently developing primary or secondary teeth. In the case reported here, clinical and radiographic examination suggested fusion between maxillary lateral incisor and a supernumerary tooth with the resultant loss of eruption space for permanent canine. Since the teeth exhibited separate pulp chambers without any pulpal involvement, surgical separation followed by odontoplasty was done. Follow-up revealed the tooth to be asymptomatic and sufficient space for eruption of canine was created. The case report highlights the surgical management in case of fusion and timely intervention to prevent periodontal, endodontic and orthodontic complications.

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