Crescent-shaped supernumerary tooth - a rare case report

  • Sruti Kalluri
  • Vijayalakshmi Venkat
  • Satheesha Reddy Bandalore Hanumantha
  • Ramamurthy Tyaganadoddy Kempegowda


Supernumerary tooth is a developmental anomaly and has been argued to arise from multiple etiologies. In general, hyperdontia is of two types according to shape: Supplemental (teeth of normal shape and size) and rudimentary (teeth of abnormal shape and size which include conical, tuberculate, and molariform types). We hereby present a case of a 7-year-old male child who reported with a crescent-shaped white mass in the anterior part of palate since 6 months with associated pain and swelling for past 1 week. The mass was excised under local anesthesia. On clinical, radiographic, and histological examination a crescent-shaped white mass measuring 1.3 mm

Keywords: Crescent-shaped, Palate, Supernumerary tooth, Unusual anatomy
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Kalluri, S., Venkat, V., Hanumantha, S. R., & Kempegowda, R. (2018). Crescent-shaped supernumerary tooth - a rare case report. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 4(2), 169-171. Retrieved from
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