Recurrent Mandibular Supplemental Premolars: A Case Report with 5 Year Follow Up and Review of Literature ZD04-ZD06
Dr. S.V.S.G. Nirmala,
Professor, Department of Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Narayana Dental College & Hospital,
Nellore - 524003, Andhra Pradesh, India.
A 12-year-old girl reported for a routine dental checkup. Radiographic survey disclosed the presence of two developing structures resembling premolars one on either side of the mandible in premolar region, which were of supplemental type and surgical removal of supernumerary premolars facilitated eruption of the left second premolar. On six months follow-up, there was radiographic evidence of another supernumerary premolar in the left side of mandible that is left in situ, patient is on regular follow-up. This emphasizes the importance of thorough clinical and radiographic examination, early diagnosis and follow-up of the developing dentition in children. The patient has been followed-up from the age of 12 year to 17 year. This paper describes a case of recurrent supplemental supernumerary premolars in the mandible along with review of literature.