Paramolar – A supernumerary molar: A case report and an overview

Gurudutt Nayak, Shashit Shetty, Inderpreet Singh, Deepti Pitalia



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. This article presents a case report of an unusual occurrence of a paramolar in the maxilla in otherwise a healthy individual. In addition, literature review, prevalence, classification, etiology, complications, diagnosis, and therapeutic strategies that may be adopted when supernumeraries occurs have been discussed.

Key Words: Extra molar, paramolar, paramolar tubercle, parastyle, supernumerary teeth

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