Volume 8 Issue 5 (May, 2020)

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Prevalence of supernumerary teeth in Hazaribag Population- A Pilot Study
Shreedevi Bhoi, Supreeya Patel, Rashmi Jayanna, Arundhati Singh, Jayesh Anand, Gautam Kumar

Aim of the study: Aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of supernumerary teeth in permanent dentition among patients reporting to the Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Hazaribag college of Dental Sciences, Hazaribag. Material & Methods: A total number of 4800 patients were examined for supernumerary teeth like Mesiodens, Parapremolar, Paramolar, Distomolar and Odontomes during the period from Jan 2019 to Jan 2020 in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with age group ranging from 15-40yrs. Results: The study showed a prevalence of 2 % of Supernumerary teeth in permanent dentition and a sex distribution of M: F ratio was 1.5:1. The prevalence of supernumerary teeth found was as follows: Mesiodens (30.2%), Parapremolar (31.2%), Paramolars (13.5%), Distomolar (13.5 %), Odontome (4.1%), Mesiodens & Parapremolar together (4.1%), Parapremolar and Paramolar together (3.1%). Conclusion: This study showed prevalence of supernumerary teeth in Permanent Dentition is 2% with male predilection and parapremolar being the commonest. Key words: Supernumerary Teeth, Permanent Dentition, Prevalence.

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