• Published
    25-02-2024
  • Issue
    Vol: 28 Issue: 01, 2024
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RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF INCIDENCE OF PARAMOLARS IN PATIENTS REPORTING TO A DENTAL INSTITUTE

  • Vikraman K S, Melvin George

Keywords: Paramolars, supernumerary teeth, upper arch, novel method

ABSTRACT:-
Aim: The aim of the present is to determine incidence of paramolars in patients reporting to a dental institute INTRODUCTION: Paramolar is a supernumerary molar usually small and rudimentary, most commonly situated buccally or palatally to one of the maxillary molars. Paramolar is a developmental anomaly and has been argued to arise from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Reports of this entity are rarely found in the dental literature. The most common dental anomaly in the deciduous and permanent dentition concerns numerical abnormalities. Supernumerary teeth (or hyperdontia) are teeth that exceed the normal number of deciduous or permanent teeth in the oral cavity MATERIALS AND METHOD: The retrospective study was conducted in a university hospital setting, the available data with similar ethnicity was collected from the particular geography location. The trends in other locations were not assessed in this study setting. Ethical approval was given by the institutional ethical committee. This Retrospective study was conducted in a university setting. Data was collected from the patients who visited Saveetha Dental College between June 2019 and February 2021. RESULT: The total sample size of our study was 18 patients out of which 61.11% were male and 38.89% were female. There was a significant prevalence in the upper arch was 67.67% followed by lower arch, 33.33%. CONCLUSION: A clinician must be aware of the various types of supernumerary teeth and should recognize signs suggestive of their presence. One should perform required investigations when these conditions are suspected and upon diagnosis each case should be managed appropriately in order to minimize complication.