Nonsyndromic Multiple Erupted Supernumerary Teeth in a 46-Year Old Female: A Case Report


  • Nzube Anthony Ilochonwu Department of Preventive Dentistry,Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, P.M.B. 5323 Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria.
  • Omoigberai B. Braimoh Department of Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, P.M.B. 5323 Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria.


Bilateral, dental anomalies, nonsyndromic, supernumerary, multiple teeth


Background: Supernumerary is one of the common dental anomalies and it denotes more than the full complement of teeth in the dental arch. Most times it occurs in association with developmental anomalies and syndromes. Sometimes, it occurs without any developmental anomaly or syndrome. Nonsyndromic supernumeraries are rare and the reported prevalence among Nigerians is less than 1%. It is more commonly reported in males and younger age groups. In 75% of cases they fail to erupt into the mouth, where they
erupt, they are commonly seen on the mandibular premolar region. Supernumerary teeth constitute a health hazard and presents a clinical situation that is challenging to diagnose and treat. It causes crowding,
predisposes to caries and periodontal diseases and interfere with mastication, speech and esthetics.

Case report: This paper reports a rarer case of non-syndromic bilateral mandibular supernumerary teeth in a systemically healthy 46-year old woman.


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Ilochonwu, N. A., & Braimoh, O. B. (2018). Nonsyndromic Multiple Erupted Supernumerary Teeth in a 46-Year Old Female: A Case Report. The Nigerian Health Journal, 17(3), 119–123. Retrieved from



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