Sanjay Venugopal, Room No. Road, Agalakote, Tumkur - , Karnataka, India. E-mail: moc. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Concrescence is a developmental anomaly of dental hard tissues. It is a condition showing union of adjacent teeth by cementum.
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The teeth are connected at the roots. It is only possible for your dental professional to make a proper diagnosis with an examination that includes X-rays. How Common Is It? Just like many other dental anomalies, concrescence occurs in the embryonic stage of fetal development. It is a rare condition, Management reports that 0. If your dental professional sees that teeth are superimposed on each other, they should retake the X-ray to determine whether or not a dental anomaly is present.
If the X-rays continue to look the same from different angles, the professional should explore what the condition might be. Concrescence is a dental anomaly that can be difficult to diagnose, as the teeth may appear normal. It is most commonly found in the back teeth. Treatment The condition may cause complications with a tooth extraction or root canal, as both procedures involve a dental professional accessing the root of the tooth.
For example, should a patient with this anomaly need to have a tooth extracted, they would need to discuss the possibility of two teeth being removed and make arrangements to replace both teeth with their dentist. If the tooth with the fused cementum needs a root canal, the patient may need to see a specialist for treatment.
If you want to check for any dental anomalies in your mouth, consult your dentist. This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
What Is Concrescence?
Occlusion problems causing cheek biting and traumatic ulcers. More technically, it is the relationship between the maxillary upper and mandibular lower teeth when they approach each other, as occurs during chewing or at rest. Tooth eruption is a process in tooth development in which the teeth enter the mouth and become visible. It is currently believed that the periodontal ligament plays an important role in tooth eruption. The first human teeth to appear, the deciduous primary teeth, erupt into the mouth from around 6 months until 2 years of age, in a process known as "teething". These teeth are the only ones in the mouth until a person is about 6 years old creating the primary dentition stage.
Paramolar concrescence and periodontitis