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Distomolars: an overview and 3 case reports

Author : Naji ziad arandi

Keyword : Supernumerary teeth, hyperdontia, distomolar, fourth molar

Subject : Dentistry

Article Type : Case report

DOI : 10.15761/docr.1000236

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Abstract : A distomolar is a supernumerary tooth that is located distal to the third molars. They appear more frequently in men than in women. Several theories had been suggested to explain this phenomenon with the “dental lamina hyperactivity theory” to be the most accepted. Supernumerary molars (distomolars) are usually impacted. They can be associated with complications or stay asymptomatic. Radiographic identification of distomolars is very important for the detection of asymptomatic impacted distomolars. Treatment involves the removal of the distomolar because of the complications that their presence may cause or to keep under observational management. This article presents an overview of distomolars and reports 3 cases of distomolars in patients who attended to our clinic.

Article by : Naji Ziad Arandi

Article add date : 2020-12-19

How to cite : Naji ziad arandi. (2020-December-19). Distomolars: an overview and 3 case reports. retrieved from