You know how bad it is when you start getting your third molar and if it is impacted or stuck in your jaw because of lack of space it is a nightmare. Now imagine having around 300 such teeth in your jaw, a 9-year old boy from Barangay Looc, Dumanjug, Cebu named Johncris Carl Quirante is suffering from hyperdontia a rare condition seen with supernumerary teeth.
There are many causes leading to Hyperdontia like Gardner’s syndrome, Apert syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sturge-Weber syndrome and Cleidocranial dysostosis. The number of supernumerary teeth also varies from few to many hundreds like in this case where almost 300 teeth are seen in X-ray.
Carl has recently undergone treatment and close to 40 supernumerary teeth have been extracted which lead to pyogenic granuloma treatment. All the 300 teeth were not removed and close to seven operations are being planned to extract the supernumerary teeth.
Extensive treatment planning should be done to make sure that after extracting the supernumerary teeth the Mandibular Jaw does not loose strength leading to fracture of the jaw. Hyperdontia results from development of excess dental lamina and additional tooth germ formation. It is known to be hereditary with autosomal dominant trait.
The treatment options for supernumerary teeth vary with the number and location of teeth. Most common single supernumerary teeth are Mesiodens, Paramolar, Distomolar or Distodens.
Some other things that also damage our teeth. These are as…
1. Playing Sports With No Mouth Guard
2. Opening Stuff With Your Teeth
The word “loose” is the opposite of “tight”. LOSE refers to something that is lost. You use the wrong spelling in this article. I’ve noticed a lot of doctors can’t spell and I find it unsettling. We think of doctors as being some of the most highly educated people, so when they can’t spell, it seems to indicate that they aren’t actually very smart. I, for one, don’t want a dummy making life or death decisions for ME!
Thank you for your spelling correction Mr. Spelling Police, but your statements regarding a single spelling mistake to determine a Doctors integrity is very disheartening, you are good in something which does not mean you should be good in everything.
Have some compassion before commenting and giving out statements of not having trust etc. based on a spelling mistake. Good luck to you and don’t go out checking the English of Doctors if any Emergency situation pops up before letting them work on you.