Case of the Week: Mesiodens (supernumerary tooth)


This week I have a case of a single supernumerary tooth in the anterior maxilla which may also be referred to as a mesiodens due to its location.  Take a look for it first on the pantomograph (it’s a little trickier to see).  Then compare it to the anterior periapical radiographs.

mesiodens maxilla pantomograph

supernumerary teeth maxillary anterior periapical radiographs

And here is another educational video about supernumerary teeth from Dental Class of 2015 students Whitney Carlson and Leslie Ellingson.

If you have any questions or comments about supernumerary teeth, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!

 

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