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J Int Oral Health. 2013 Aug;5(4):73-7. Epub 2013 Aug 28.

Management of a dentigerous cyst associated with inverted and fused mesiodens: a rare case report.

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Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Manipur, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India.


Inverted mesiodens is a disorder of Odontogenesis relatively characterized by an excess number of teeth in the premaxillary region, in between the central incisors and in an inverted direction. The etiology of inverted mesiodens is still unknown. The complications associated with inverted mesiodens include eruption disturbance of adjacent teeth, displacement & rotation of the central incisors, diastema, root resorption, abnormal occlusion, cyst formation or nasal eruption of the mesiodens. Early detection and timely surgical intervention of inverted mesiodens is crucial to prevent unwanted consequences. Dentigerous cysts are developmental cysts of odontogenic origin, which are found to surround the crown of unerupted/erupting teeth, odontomas or even supernumerary teeth. Dentigerous cysts' involving an inverted mesiodens is a rare occurrence with only few cases reported.This article reports a rare and unusual case of a dentigerous cyst of the anterior maxilla involving an inverted and fused mesiodens. How to cite this article: Patel K, Patel N, Venkataraghavan K. Management of a Dentigerous Cyst Associated with Inverted and Fused Mesiodens: A Rare Case Report. J Int Oral Health 2013; 5(4):73-77.


Inverted Mesiodens; dentigerous cyst; supernumerary teeth

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