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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

November/December 2010
Volume 41 , Issue 10

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An Unusual Triplication Of Primary Teeth—A Rare Case Report

Abinash Mohapatra, MDS/Attiguppe Ramasetty Prabhakar, MDS/Orekondi Sittalingappa Raju, MDS

Pages: 815–820
PMID: 20927417

Odontogenic anomalies can occur as a result of conjoining or twinning defects. This article reports the case of fusion in a 10-year-old boy in relation to the primary maxillary right incisors. Clinicoradiographic examination revealed the presence of triple teeth, ie, fusion between the maxillary right incisors along with a supernumerary tooth on the labial surface. The offending triple tooth was extracted under local anesthesia. The extracted tooth was sectioned using a hard tissue microtome at three levels—the coronal, middle root, and apical levels, respectively—and these sections were visualized under a stereomicroscope. Based on the histologic findings, a final diagnosis of fusion was confirmed. A brief review of the literature on triple teeth is also presented. (Quintessence Int 2010;41:815–820)

Key words: fusion, gemination, histologic evaluation, odontogenic anomalies, triple teeth

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