International College of Dentists

Scientific Poster

Two case reports of supernumerary mandibular premolars

European University Cyprus Dental School

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The aim of this presentation is to present two patient cases with supernumerary teeth. Supernumerary teeth are not as uncommon as previously considered. Generally, supernumerary teeth are considered developmental abnormalities, and opinions are divided in relation to their etiology and treatment. Such conditions can have esthetic and functional complications for the patient. Therefore, it is pivotal for clinicians to identify, diagnose, and manage such cases successfully. Especially since such conditions are commonly asymptomatic, discovered incidentally, and likely require a radiographic image to be detected. Premolar supernumerary teeth are regarded as one of the most common teeth seen in such conditions. Depending on the studied population the prevalence of supernumerary teeth in the premolar region varies between 0.01 and 1 percent. Supernumerary premolars are mainly observed in the mandible and are considered as having unique features in terms of epidemiology, etiology, clinical sequelae, diagnosis, and management when compared with other supernumeraries. In these two case reports we will present the incidental detection and management considerations of supernumerary mandibular premolars, in two young male adults, who sought dental treatment in the EUC Dental Clinic.