GERMINATION OF LATERAL INCISORS-A CASE REPORT
Diksha Sharma, Sanjay Chachra, Reena Rani*, Abhishek Dhindsa and Shivani Targotra
Geminated teeth are the consequences of developmental anomalies leading to the eruption of joined elements. According to the current definitions, gemination occurs when one tooth bud tries to divide, whereas fusion occurs if two tooth buds unite. This case report presents a 7 year old male who was diagnosed as special child for general and mild delayed mental development, was brought to the department of paedodontics and preventive dentistry with a chief complaint of blackish discoloration and bad breath. Intraoral examination revealed dental caries in maxillary lateral incisor and dental anomalies of form/number in the maxillary and mandibular incisor region. Which was confirmed by counting the number of teeth which was found to be as germination in maxillary right lateral incisor and mandibular left lateral incisor.
Keywords: Germination, Special Child, Fusion.
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