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Bilateral fusion of mandibular second premolar and supernumerary tooth: A rare case report.

Muthukumar RS, Arunkumar S, Sadasiva K - J Oral Maxillofac Pathol (2012)

Bottom Line: Fusion is the union of two normally separated tooth germs resulting in the formation of a single large tooth.The prevalence of this anomaly is less than 1% and most common in the primary dentition, in the incisor-canine region.The purpose of this article is to report a rare case of bilateral fusion of mandibular second premolar with supernumerary tooth.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT
Fusion is the union of two normally separated tooth germs resulting in the formation of a single large tooth. The prevalence of this anomaly is less than 1% and most common in the primary dentition, in the incisor-canine region. Fusions are almost always unilateral, but few cases of bilateral fusions have been reported. The purpose of this article is to report a rare case of bilateral fusion of mandibular second premolar with supernumerary tooth.

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Mentions: A 25-year-old male patient reported to the Chettinad Dental College Hospital with complaint of pain on the left lower posterior tooth (35) which was decayed and had bizarre morphology similar to its counterpart on the right side (45). Both the teeth were larger on all aspects than the adjacent normal first premolar and had a pronounced buccal groove [Figures 1 and 2]. Radiographic examination of 35 revealed pulpal involvement associated with a complex coronal and radicular pulpal anatomy. The orthopantomograph showed no evidence of missing tooth in the mandibular arch but presented bilateral impaction of third molars [Figure 3]. The patient was advised to undergo endodontic treatment of 35.


Bilateral fusion of mandibular second premolar and supernumerary tooth: A rare case report.

Muthukumar RS, Arunkumar S, Sadasiva K - J Oral Maxillofac Pathol (2012)

Partially erupted 45 showing abnormal crown morphology
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3303507&req=5

Figure 2: Partially erupted 45 showing abnormal crown morphology
Mentions: A 25-year-old male patient reported to the Chettinad Dental College Hospital with complaint of pain on the left lower posterior tooth (35) which was decayed and had bizarre morphology similar to its counterpart on the right side (45). Both the teeth were larger on all aspects than the adjacent normal first premolar and had a pronounced buccal groove [Figures 1 and 2]. Radiographic examination of 35 revealed pulpal involvement associated with a complex coronal and radicular pulpal anatomy. The orthopantomograph showed no evidence of missing tooth in the mandibular arch but presented bilateral impaction of third molars [Figure 3]. The patient was advised to undergo endodontic treatment of 35.

Bottom Line: Fusion is the union of two normally separated tooth germs resulting in the formation of a single large tooth.The prevalence of this anomaly is less than 1% and most common in the primary dentition, in the incisor-canine region.The purpose of this article is to report a rare case of bilateral fusion of mandibular second premolar with supernumerary tooth.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT
Fusion is the union of two normally separated tooth germs resulting in the formation of a single large tooth. The prevalence of this anomaly is less than 1% and most common in the primary dentition, in the incisor-canine region. Fusions are almost always unilateral, but few cases of bilateral fusions have been reported. The purpose of this article is to report a rare case of bilateral fusion of mandibular second premolar with supernumerary tooth.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus