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June 2022 Vol. 10 No.6

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 10(6) pp. 168-176, June, 2022 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6712359

Case Report

Combination of bilateral paramolar and distomolar supernumerary teeth in the maxillary arch: A rare case report


Touseef Tahir Khan1, Mahwish Erkin2, Sundas Ghaus3, Mehwish Pasha4, Saad Shahnawaz5


1Department of Periodontology Islamabad Dental Hospital, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Pakistan
2Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Shifa College of Dentistry, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Pakistan
3Department of Oral Medicine, Shifa College of Dentistry, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Pakistan
4Department of Dental Materials, Shifa College of Dentistry, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Pakistan
5Department of Operative Dentistry, Islamic International Dental Hospital, Riphah International University, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author's E-mail: saadahmed552@hotmail.com
Received: 21 May 2022  I  Accepted: 22 June 2022  I  Published: 24 June 2022  I  Article ID: MRJMMS22051
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Supernumerary molars are relatively rare entities in the oral and maxillofacial region. These are an odontostomatologic anomalies characterized by the existence of an excessive number of teeth in relation to the normal dental formula. Usually, these supernumerary teeth occur singly and unilaterally, but very rarely do they occur bilaterally. Even more unique is the occurrence of both paramolar and distomolar together. Such a condition is commonly seen with several congenital genetic disorders, including cleft lip and palate, Gardner's syndrome, and Cleidocranial Dysostosis. Other uncommon disorders which may lead to such an anomaly include Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Fabry Andersonís syndrome, and chondroectodermal dysplasia. However, in this case, the patient as well as his twin was asymptomatic and non-syndromic. The presence of hyperdontia causes complications which include dental impaction, delayed eruption, and relapse after orthodontic treatment. This paper reports an unusual occurrence of a combination of paramolar and distomolar in the maxillary arch of a twin male patient, which was an incidental finding.We will also discuss the prevalence and treatment options for paramolars and distomolar as relevant to our case.

Keywords: Dental Anomaly, Distomolar, Hyperdontia, Maxilla, Paramolar, Supernumerary teeth
















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