supernumerary tooth


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: Third Molar in Maxillary Sinus 2

This weeks case topic is an interesting finding of a maxillary third molar developing in the maxillary sinus adjacent to a supernumerary tooth on a CBCT scan.  Interpretation: This case shows a mixed radiolucent/radiopaque entity in the right maxillary sinus.  The radiopacity is that of tooth structure.  The appearance is […]


SLOB rule (Same-Lingual, Opposite-Buccal) 34

Today I will be going over another way to determine the location of an object (known or unknown) that appears on intraoral radiographs.  One important note – do not combine the two methods, use only the image shift or the SLOB rule when locating an object. SLOB rule The SLOB […]


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.  […]