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Mandibular and maxillary distomolars in the orthodontic child patient: a report of 3 cases

O.O. Jaiyeoba, J.U. Ifesanya

Abstract


Multiple supernumerary molars are rare and are usually detected on routine radiological investigations. Supernumerary molars could occur as paramolars or distomolars. Occurrence of distomolars in children is reported to be a rare occurrence. In this report of 3 cases, bilateral maxillary and mandibular impacted fourth molars were observed as incidental findings on orthopanthomograms in children between the ages of 12 and 15 years.

Keywords: Supernumerary teeth, Supernumerary molars, Distomolars, Fourth molars




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