Multiple supernumerary teeth (MSNT) and Ehlers‐Danlos syndrome (EDS): a case report

Y. Melamed, G. Barkai, M. Frydman

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Abstract

Familial occurrence of supernumerary teeth is reported in a father and his son. While the lather had only one supernumerary tooth in the maxillary premolar region, his son had 8 unerupted supernumerary teeth. In addition, both patients had joint hypermobility and stretchable skin, typical of EDS syndrome type III. To the best of our knowledge, the association of supernumerary teeth with Ehlers‐Danlos syndrome has never been previously reported. Single supernumerary teeth (SSNT) are most commonly found in the maxillary anterior region, whereas multiple supernumerary teeth prevail in the mandibular premolar region. We suggest that the aetiology of multiple supernumerary teeth may be different from that of single supernumerary teeth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral Pathology and Medicine
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1994

Keywords

  • Ehlers‐Danlos syndrome
  • connective tissue disorders
  • distomolar
  • hyperdontia
  • supernumerary teeth

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