The main objective was to study supernumerary teeth diagnosed during the routine checkups at the Paediatric Dentistry
Service of Hospital de Nens, Barcelona (Spain), for four months.
A transversal, descriptive study, was
performed in 1,960 patients, aged 1 to 17 years, visited during routine oral checkups. An intraoral exploration (with intraoral mirror and
probe) was performed to all patients, and subjects older than 5 years also underwent panoramic x-ray examination.
of 33 patients showed supernumerary teeth (1.68), 22 boys and 11 girls. A total of 10 patients (8 boys/2 girls) had
supernumerary teeth in the temporary dentition, 20 patients (12 boys/8 girls) in the permanent dentition and 3 patients (2 boys/1girls) in
both temporary and permanent dentition. A total of 46 supernumerary teeth were diagnosed.
Any alteration in the
number of teeth in patients younger than 5 years are difficult to diagnose, as x-rays are usually not taken. We believe that starting at 5
years old, a radiological exploration (panoramic x-ray) has to be carried out as a complement to the clinical examination.
Vol.16 – n.1/2015
Harvard: E. Ferrs-Amat, I. Maura-Solivellas, J. Prats-Armengol, E. Ferrs-Amat, J. Mareque-Bueno, J. E. Ferrs-Padr (2015) "Study of the frequency, localisation and morphology of supernumerary teeth in 1960 Spanish non-syndromic paediatric patients", European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 16(1), pp19-23. doi: https://www.ejpd.eu/pdf/EJPD_2015_1_3.pdf
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