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An Overview of Retrospective Studies on Distomolar Teeth in Turkish Population and 4 Case Reports

1Oral Surgeon, Clinic of Oral Surgery, Çanakkale Dental Health Center, Çanakkale (17020), Turkey

2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ataturk University, Erzurum (25040), Turkey


International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 5, 118-123
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-5-2
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Alpin Değirmenci, Ertan Yalçın, Gelengül Gürbüz Urvasızoğlu. An Overview of Retrospective Studies on Distomolar Teeth in Turkish Population and 4 Case Reports. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018; 6(5):118-123. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-5-2.

Correspondence to: Alpin  Değirmenci, Oral Surgeon, Clinic of Oral Surgery, Çanakkale Dental Health Center, Çanakkale (17020), Turkey. Email: alpn.dds@gmail.com

Abstract

Supernumerary molar teeth rarely occur in the general population. Their presence particularly in the mandible is rarer. The present study summarizes some retrospective studies on Turkish population with distomolar teeth, presents four cases with mandibular distomolar teeth and the administered treatments. Clinically and radiologically accurate identification of teeth is essential to early diagnosis of distomolar teeth. Although supernumerary teeth occur asymptomatically in most cases, impacted ones may cause such pathological phenomena as pain, infections, diastema, neuralgiform pains, root resorption of adjacent tooth, or dentigerous cyst. Therefore, early diagnosis of these teeth highly matters for a successful treatment.

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