Journal of
Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

  • Abbreviation: J. Dent. Oral Hyg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2472
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDOH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 137

Full Length Research Paper

A novel presentation of a molariform supplemental tooth with dens evaginatus concrescent with a maxillary premolar

Pramod Jain1, Rajeev Kumar Garg2*, Pooja Narain3 and Anjali Kapoor1
1Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, Government Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur Rajasthan, India. 2Dental Surgery Clinic, Jaipur Rajasthan, India. 3Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Jaipur Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur Rajasthan, India.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 January 2011

Abstract

Concrescence can occur between two adjacent normal teeth or it can also happen between a normal and a supernumerary tooth. Dens evaginatus are uncommon and usually arise from the occlusal surfaces of mandibular premolars or the palatal surfaces of the maxillary incisors. Evaginatus odontomes have rarely been seen associated with supernumerary teeth. We describe a very rare combination of supplemental tooth with dens evaginatus concrescent with a maxillary first premolar in an otherwise healthy 13 years old boy with a chief complaint of discomfort in maxillary left quadrant. Recognition of these conditions and early diagnosis are important to avoid complications.

 

Key words: Concrescence, dens evaginatus, evaginatus odontome, molariform supernumerary tooth.