Multiple Impacted Supernumerary Teeth in Non-Syndromic Monozygotic Twins: A Case Report ZD06-ZD08
Dr. Sruti Kalluri,
Flat No. A2, SRS Appartments, Opposite Pallavi Kids School, Gokul Nagar, Street No. 1, Tarnaka,
Secunderabad-500017, Telangana, India.
Supernumerary teeth are defined as teeth that appear in addition to the normal dental formula regardless of their location and morphology. Many individuals present with supernumerary teeth however the presence of multiple supernumerary teeth in individuals with no other associated disease or syndrome is rare. Herein we report a case of 17-year-old monozygotic twins who had presented for orthodontic treatment. Radiographic and histopathological examination revealed the presence of impacted #43 along with multiple developing supernumerary teeth in the elder twin and of impacted #32, #33, #34, #35 along with 1 supplementary tooth and 1 odontome in the younger twin without any other associated syndromes. The presence of multiple supernumerary teeth in non-syndromic monozygotic twins suggests the role of genetics in their formation.