Supernumerary tooth: mesiodens

Case contributed by A/Prof Sergio Uribe

Patient Data

Age: 8

Panoramic view

X-ray

Radiopaque shadow projected in 1.1 root

Cone beam

CT

Supernumerary tooth in the palatal side of the root tooth 1.1 not associated with root resorption in the 1.1. Pericoronary space normal. 

Case Discussion

Supernumerary teeth located in the maxillary midline are also known as mesiodens. It is important to check any root development alteration in the permanent teeth adjacent to the supernumerary tooth. 

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