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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Impacted Supernumerary Teeth—Early or Delayed Intervention: Decision Making Dilemma?

Seema Gupta

Keywords : Supernumerary, Surgical intervention, Early and delayed intervention

Citation Information : Gupta S. Impacted Supernumerary Teeth—Early or Delayed Intervention: Decision Making Dilemma?. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012; 5 (3):226-230.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1173

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Abstract

Supernumerary teeth are considered to be one of the most significant dental anomalies affecting the primary and early mixed dentition and may cause a variety of pathological disturbances to the developing permanent dentition. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is necessary for prevention of deleterious effects on dentoalveolar structures. However, the time of intervention is the most crucial factor governing the outcome of surgical management of hyperdontia. The aim of this case report is to share knowledge about management of such cases, which might assist the clinician in decision-making in cases of impacted supernumerary teeth. How to cite this article: Gupta S, Marwah N. Impacted Supernumerary Teeth—Early or Delayed Intervention: Decision Making Dilemma?. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):226-230.


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