Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surgical options for supernumerary teeth (SNT) in the premaxillary region of children.

Materials and methods: A total of 69 patients with 82 partially or completely formed SNT in the anterior maxillary region were identified over a 3-year period. All selected patients were assessed for the number, location, and family history of SNT, damage to adjacent roots, and associated symptoms. The surgical approaches used for removal were recorded. Postoperative clinical sequelae (loss of vitality, periodontal problems, pain, bleeding, and enanthema) were evaluated.

Results: A total of 43, 30, and 9 SNT were extracted with palatal, buccal, and bicortical approaches respectively. Periodontal and vitality assessments revealed no problems in adjacent teeth at 6 months after surgery. Postoperative pain was within acceptable levels in all patients and subsided within 3 to 7 days. Mild postoperative bleeding occurred in eight patients. Enanthema subsided within 10 days in all patients.

Conclusion: Our results suggest that early diagnosis and appropriate surgical treatment of SNT are important to decrease the risk of clinical complications.

Keywords: Anterior maxilla, Impacted teeth, Mesiodens, Supernumerary teeth, Surgical extraction.

How to cite this article: Maddalone M, Rota E, Amosso E, Porcaro G, Mirabelli L. Evaluation of Surgical Options for Supernumerary Teeth in the Anterior Maxilla. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2018;11(4):294-298.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None