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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Supernumerary Teeth

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Why do supernumerary teeth occur?

Why do supernumerary teeth occur?

Genetic: Definitely tends to run in families. Usually does not signal any other problem although there is an increased prevalence in certain conditions such as cleidocranial dysplasia and gardner syndrome. ...Read more

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Can supernumerary teeth be treated easy?

Can supernumerary teeth be treated easy?

Depends: The ease or difficulty in the treatment of supernumerary teeth will depend upon how many are present, where they are located, and who is performing the surgery if indicated. The first step is to identify and diagnose the problem or potential for problems. ...Read more

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In what way are supernumerary teeth treated?

In what way are supernumerary teeth treated?

Removal: Can't put a quart and a half into a quart container. Can't put 17 or more teeth into an arch sized to hold 16. Seek examination w your dentist. He may advise consultation w oral surgeon. Know that orthodontic treatment may also be advisable. ...Read more

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Is a wisdom tooth a type of supernumerary teeth?

Is a wisdom tooth a type of supernumerary teeth?

No: They are considered part of the usual complement of teeth. You may, however, have extra teeth in the wisdom tooth area and these are supernumerary. ...Read more

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Could supernumerary teeth be treated with braces?

Could supernumerary teeth be treated with braces?

Usually not: A supernumerary tooth is an extra tooth. Unless your mouth is unusually large, it is doubtful that braces can create enough room to properly accommodate it. Supernumerary teeth are often malformed as well. The usual treatment is to have the supernumerary tooth extracted so that the "normal" teeth can be maintained. Braces may be needed to correct the positions of the "normal" teeth. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's normal to have 3 supernumerary teeth at the jaw?

Wondering if it's normal to have 3 supernumerary teeth at the jaw?

Relatively rare: Congenitally missing permanent teeth is considerably more common than extra teeth. The larger the number of extra teeth the more unusual. Harry, who sat next to me in dental school also had3supernumerary teeth. They are usually removed because of space and occlusal (fit) considerations. ...Read more

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My upper wisdom and supernumerary teeth were extracted in a complicated. I now have 3 canker sores. Is this the surgeons fault or unavoidable?

My upper wisdom and supernumerary teeth were extracted in a complicated. I now have 3 canker sores. Is this the surgeons fault or unavoidable?

Canker sore : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist or your surgeon for laser treatment, immediate solution. ...Read more

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What causes shifting of the teeth?

What causes shifting of the teeth?

Multiple reasons: Genetics, age, grinding, bad habits, cavities and decay.The end result can be spaces, gaps, crookedness and misalignment.Not to worry, that can all be fixed if identified early on. ...Read more

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What causes my teeth to keep breaking?

What causes my teeth to keep breaking?

Need exam: You need to see a dentist for an examination and find out what i s going on in your mouth. Teeth can break because of decay, large fillings, habits, diet grinding and clenching. You may have more than one of these conditions. See a dentist and have your teeth restored. ...Read more

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