Non-Syndromic Multiple Supernumerary Teeth in a Child: A Rare Case Report

Special Article – Dental Case Reports

J Dent App. 2017; 4(1): 370-371.

Non-Syndromic Multiple Supernumerary Teeth in a Child: A Rare Case Report

Ribeiro MC¹*, Kato RB², Amaral MBF¹, Azenha MR³ and Mesquita RA¹

¹Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

²Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Universidade de So Paulo, Ribeiro Preto, Brazil

³Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Stomatology Department, University of Sao Paulo (FORP/USP), Brazil

*Corresponding author: Michel Campos Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Faculdade de Odontologia, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Received: March 30, 2017; Accepted: April 21, 2017; Published: April 28, 2017


Supernumerary teeth are defined in the literature as an increase in the number of teeth in a normal given individual relative to first dentition or permanent dentition. Multiple supernumerary teeth are present in cleidocranial dysplasia and Gardner Syndrome or family history of such teeth. Non syndromic multiple teeth are a rare condition. More than ten supernumerary teeth in the four quadrants are extremely rare. The present study aims to describe a rare case of multiple supernumerary teeth encountered in non syndromic Brazilian child with a total of fourteen teeth presented in all quadrants which were removed surgically.


Multiple supernumerary teeth (MST) has been reported in the literature over the years as well-recognized phenomenon and it has defined by tooth number excess compared with deciduous or permanent dentition [1,2]. Generally, supernumerary teeth present morphology and volumetric anomalies which can be erupted or nonerupted [3,4].

MST can be present in the permanent dentition or deciduous dentition being twice as often in the permanent dentition, more prevalent in man (2:1) and the maxilla is the most frequent location (1,3:1) [5]. MST is a common condition, when the patient has Cleidocranial Dysplasia or Gardner Syndrome. However, MST is rare in non syndromic patients [1,3,4].

The present study aims to describe a rare case of MST in a nonsyndromic Brazilian child with fourteen elements presented in all quadrants which are removed surgically.

Case Presentation

A 13-year-old Brazilian girl with non-contributory medical, cultural and social records was referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinic, school of Dentistry, Universidade de So Paulo, by a private orthodontist. Through extraoral examination did not show any abnormality. Through clinical examination was observed malocclusion, diastema among incisives and absence of teeth 13 and 34 (Figure 1). Panoramic radiographic showed impacted teeth: 14 supernumerary teeth, 4 wisdon teeth and 2 teeth of permanent dentition (13 and 34) (Figure 2). The patient´s medical history was investigated by a geneticist, however, association with syndromes were not confirmed. It was realized investigation about presence of MST in the patient parents by clinical and radiographic examination and no alterations were presented in the patient´s family. The patient had all impacted teeth removed, including fourteen supernumerary teeth and four wisdon teeth, under general anesthesia. The first quadrant presented four supernumerary teeth (1 fourth molar, 2 conical and 1 tuberculate) and 1 wisdon (18). The second quadrant showed 1 supernumerary teeth (fourth molar) and 1 wisdon (28). The third quadrant showed 5 supernumerary teeth (1 fourth molar and four supplemental) and 1 wisdon (38). The fourth quadrant showed four supernumerary teeth (1 fourth molar and 3 supplemental) and 1 wisdon (48) (Figure 3). The patient had no complications in the follow-up period.