supernumerary teeth


Case of the Week: Cleidocranial Dysplasia 1

This week is another case and educational video on cleidocranial dysplasia.  Cleidocranial dysplasia presents intraorally with multiple supernumerary teeth, delayed exfoliation of the primary dentition and hypoplasia of the maxilla.  Other radiographic findings include clavicle hypoplasia and in extreme cases aplasia of the clavicles (these patients can touch their shoulders […]


Case of the Week: Supernumerary teeth (Peridens)

This week I thought I’d continue with another supernumerary tooth this time found in the premolar region which are sometimes referred to as peridens. Here is a case with two peridens in the mandible. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!


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 […]


Case of the week: Developing Distodens (supernumerary teeth) 4

This week is a neat case showing two distodens developing in the mandible.  Distodens are supernumerary teeth found in the molar region. Note distal to the mandibular left (developing) third molar is another follicle with the enamel evident.  On the patients right side, only the follicle is evident.  No calcified […]


Case of the Week: Supernumerary teeth and Impaction 2

This week I have a case of 2 for 1 (two findings on one radiograph). 😀 The first is the impaction of the mandibular molars.  If you look at the patients left, you’ll see the crowns of the two molars appearing as if they are in occlusion in the mandible.  […]