Multidisciplinary Management and Long-Term Follow-up of Mesiodens: A Case Report

Cogulu D. , Yetkiner E., Akay C., Seckin O., Alpoz R.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, vol.33, no.1, pp.63-66, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.17796/jcpd.33.1.212p1q4156625122
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-66


Supernumerary teeth are relatively common in the oral cavity and are characterized by an excessive number of teeth. The term "mesiodens" refers to a supernumerary tooth located in the midline of the maxilla between the central incisors. Mesiodens may cause a variety of pathological complications such as impaction of the maxillary central incisors, tooth retention or delayed eruption of the permanent incisors, crowding, eruption within the nasal cavity, formation of diastema, intraoral infection, root anomaly, root resorption of adjacent teeth and cyst formation accompanied by bone destruction. Therefore it is recommended to follow-up with regular radiographic examination. Early diagnosis minimizes treatment needs and prevents associated complications. The present case, followed for 7 years, presented bilateral mesiodens resulting in delayed eruption of the permanent incisors and emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary management and long-term follow-up.