Citation

Saleh EB, Philip MR (2019) An Inverted Impacted Mesiodens Perforating the Nasal Floor with an Impacted Canine. Int J Oral Dent Health 5:082. doi.org/10.23937/2469-5734/1510082

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© 2019 Saleh EB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

CASE REPORT | OPEN ACCESSDOI: 10.23937/2469-5734/1510082

An Inverted Impacted Mesiodens Perforating the Nasal Floor with an Impacted Canine

Eman Bin Saleh1 and Manju Roby Philip, MDS, FDSRCSEd, MOMS RCPSG2*

1Dental Intern, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2Faculty, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Ectopically erupting supernumeraries constitute one of the common anomalies of the maxillofacial region [1]. The most frequently impacted teeth in the maxilla are the maxillary canines, when the third molars are excluded. The mesiodens is the most well-known supernumerary tooth and is located between the maxillary central incisors [2,3]. However, inverted impacted mesiodens is a rare finding. Herein, we report a case of impacted maxillary right canine and inverted impacted mesiodens encroaching the nasal mucosa, which was diagnosed as an incidental finding of dental radiography.