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The Extra Tooth!


Did you ever wonder why do you find some children with a small extra tooth in between their permanent incisors?

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This small little tooth is called Supernumerary Tooth.


A Supernumerary Tooth is one that is additional to the normal series and can be found in almost any region of the dental arch. Most supernumerary teeth are located in the upper incisors region commonly known as mesiodens. Their presence may give rise to a variety of clinical problems in the future for children.

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How Are Teeth Numbered in the Human Mouth?

Have you ever wondered what the dentist is talking bout when he says “filling on four-eight, missing one-six” etc? Here below are some of the systems used by dentists worldwide to number each tooth. First of all, you’ll need to know the types of teeth you have in your mouth. Continue reading