Non-syndromal multiple buried supernumerary teeth: report of two cases from the English-speaking Caribbean and a review of the literature

West Indian Med J. 2005 Oct;54(5):334-6. doi: 10.1590/s0043-31442005000500012.


Multiple supernumerary teeth affecting all four quadrants of the jaw are a rare dental anomaly which has become a chance finding on routine dental panoramic tomography (DPT). In this paper, two cases from the English-speaking Caribbean are reported. The role of radiography in the diagnosis and management of this rare developmental dental anomaly is emphasized. The paper stresses the importance of ruling out associated syndromes such as Gardner's Syndrome, cleidocranial dysostosis and cleft lip and palates, as multiple supernumerary teeth are usually related to such conditions. There is a review of the literature as it relates to supernumerary teeth.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bicuspid
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography, Panoramic*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Tooth Extraction*
  • Tooth, Supernumerary / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tooth, Supernumerary / surgery
  • Tooth, Unerupted
  • West Indies