Case of the Week: Mesiodens


This week I have a fun case of two mesiodens that appear to be erupting towards the nasal cavity.  Mesiodens are supernumerary teeth (extra teeth) found in the anterior region.  Mesiodens are more common in the maxilla than the mandible.  They frequently disrupt eruption of other adjacent teeth.  This case did not interfere with the eruption of adjacent teeth. Note the two mesiodens near the apices of the central incisors and lateral incisor.

For more information and other radiographs of mesiodens/supernumerary teeth check out the page on supernumerary teeth.

Enjoy!


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