PREVALENCE OF SUPERNUMERARY TEETH IN PEDIATRIC DENTAL PATIENTS IN NORTH INDIAN POPULATION: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
Anju Singh, BDS (H), MDS and Dr. Konark, BDS (H), MDS*
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of supernumerary teeth in pediatric dental patients in north Indian population. Methods: The study population comprised 5,709 non-syndromic patients aged 4-15 years who applied for routine check-ups at the in Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry. The population included children in deciduous, mixed and permanent dentition. Both clinical and radiographic examinations were conducted. Demographic variables genders as well as number of supernumeraries and their relation with eruption were recorded for all patients with supernumerary teeth. Results: Out of the 5,709 patients examined, supernumerary teeth were detected in 57 patients (1%). Out of these, 35 (61.40%) were male and 22 (38.60%) were female (male-to-female ratio: 1.59:1). A total of 63 supernumerary teeth were detected, 60 (95.24%) of which were permanent teeth and 3 (4.76%) of which were deciduous teeth. Conclusion: The prevalence of supernumerary teeth was found to be 1%.
Keywords: Supernumerary Teeth; Mesioden; Primary Teeth.
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