Consanguinity-related hyperdontia: An orthopantomographic study

Shereen M. Shokry, Mohammed S. Alenazy


Background: Materials and Methods: Results: six cases (33.3%), followed by the mesiodens, five cases (27.8%). The canines and distomolarsthree cases (16.6%) each respectively, while the least were the lateral incisors and paramolars ofthe two cases (11.1%) each.Conclusion: population because 13 cases (72.2%) out of 18 cases had consanguineous parents, while all patientshaving consanguineous parents had eumorphic ST.Consanguinity appeared to have a role in the development of hyperdontia in SaudiEighteen (1.2%) patients were found to have NSST, comprising twelve males (66.7%), and six females (33.3%). The most common supernumerary teeth (ST) were the pre-molarsThe study reviewed 1521 panoramic radiographs of Saudi and non-Saudi subjects who attended RCsDP clinic from November 2009 to November 2010. The data wereanalyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences, utilizing Chi-square.

The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the distribution of the nonsyndromal

Key Words: Consanguinity, eumorphism, hyperdontia, non-syndromal supernumerary teeth,non-Saudi population, Saudi population

supernumerary teeth (NSST) in a population of patients who attended the clinics of

Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCsDP), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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