An Uncommon Occurrence of Three-Fourth Molars Concomitant to Hypodontia in a Nonsyndromic Patient

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Abstract

Bilaterally mandibular and maxillary fourth molars, concomitant to hypodontia, are uncommon. These dental anomalies, called hypohyperdontia, are rare and etiology is not well defined. Several complications may occur as a consequence of supernumerary teeth, such as teeth impaction, resorption of adjacent teeth, and development of cysts and tumors. The authors present an uncommon occurrence of three-fourth molars concomitant to hypodontia and dentigerous cyst associated with impacted mandibular second and third molars in a nonsyndromic patient. The authors attempt to discuss the occurrence of bilaterally fourth molars and reinforce the importance of clinical approach, considering risks and benefits for the patient.

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