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Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 10     6. Oct. 2010
Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 10  (06.10.2010)

Page 815-820, PubMed:20927417


An unusual triplication of primary teeth - A rare case report
Mohapatra, Abinash / Prabhakar, Attiguppe Ramasetty / Raju, Orekondi Sittalingappa
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.

Keywords: fusion, gemination, histologic evaluation, odontogenic anomalies, triple teeth